Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has pointed out Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez as two of Arsenal's biggest threats before the fixture between the two sides at the weekend.
Fernandinho has had to play a backseat role at the start of the season but is expected to start tomorrow following an injury to Fernando, and he will have his eye on two players in particular.
The defensive midfielder believes that the Gunners have a good squad, but Sanchez and Ramsey received special mentions when he was asked about the strengths of Arsene Wenger's side.
"We have to be careful because they have a lot of players who can hurt you if you are not at your best or not concentrating," the Brazilian told the club's official website. "We know if we focus and play at our best, we are more than capable of coming home with all three points.
“They have a great squad and Alexis Sanchez is a threat who we have to watch closely and they also have players like Aaron Ramsey who is a threat, too. He proved as much in the Community Shield last August when he scored against us. He has movement and has a habit of finding space in the box so we can’t switch off for a moment.
“When he picked up an injury last season, Arsenal lost their momentum and that proves what an important player he is for them and I’m sure he will be a big influence again this season.”
In the aforementioned Community Shield tie, Arsenal won 3-0 and City will be looking to avoid a repeat of that scoreline this time around.
The Citizens lost to Stoke City in their last encounter and will be determined to get their title defence back on track this weekend, but a trip to the Emirates Stadium will be a test for anybody this season.
Sanchez's arrival at the club has provided them with a major boost, while Ramsey is emerging as a Premier League star.
That said, there is still a feeling more is to come from the £30 million recruit from Barcelona. The Chilean scored his first league goal for the side against Leicester City in the final match before the international break, but he hasn't been quite as involved as many Gunners supporters would have wanted so far.
Sanchez was bought by the North London side to give them the edge in games like these, against their title rivals, and he will be determined to show his top form in the match.
If Arsenal can win it, then it will announce a real statement of intent from them as they look to return to the top of the English game.
Manuel Pellegrini's men will not allow them to win easily, though, and it promises to be a feisty encounter between the two teams on Saturday.