Arsenal play hosts to bogey-team Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium knowing fully well that a win would place them in a good running for Champions League football come next season in the tightest of top-four race.
It may not have been plain-sailing for Arsenal since the departure of Arsene Wenger but Unai Emery looks on course for a successful season in charge.
The North London club are in the semis of the Europa league and are in the best of position to displace Tottenham off-third place on the Premier League log.
Infact, a win here would take them to third place with Tottenham having lost their game against league leaders, Manchester City.
Arsenal are on a run of 10 successive league wins at home and indeed hold the third-best home record this season, just behind Manchester City and Liverpool.
They will be hoping to record their first ever 11 straight home league games when they take on Crystal Palace.
Recent form: W D W W L W
The Eagles are eight points away from the drop zone and only a draw away from the 40-point mark. Nevertheless, it has been an okay season for Roy Hodgson and his men considering the fact that they are five points better off than they were this time last season.
Although, they have the worst home record in the league this term, second only to Huddersfield Town, they would be occupying seventh place on the log if only away matches counted.
Palace have scored an unrivalled 14 Premier League away goals this season and look in pole position to spring up surprises against Arsenal.
Recent form: W L W L W L
Sokratis Papastathopoulos is suspended for the fixture having picked up 10 yellow cards while Ramsey would face a late fitness team for the encounter.
On the other hand, Crystal Palace will be without the services of Schlupp, Sakho and James Tomkins who remain on the sidelines due to injury.
Possible Starting Line-Up
Leno; Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi; Kolasinac, Xhaka, Torreira, Maitland-Niles; Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette.
Guaita; Van Aanholt, Dann, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka; Zaha, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Townsend; Batshuayi