Aberdeen ace Arnason says they are in 'driving seat' against Rangers

A general view of inside Pittodrie Stadium before the Scottish Premiere League match between Aberdeen FC and Motherwell FC at Pittodrie Stadium on May 11, 2014 in Aberdeen,Scotland.

After winning at Ibrox, can Rangers win away from home?

A general view of inside Pittodrie Stadium before the Scottish Premiere League match between Aberdeen FC and Motherwell FC at Pittodrie Stadium on May 11, 2014 in Aberdeen,Scotland.

Rangers upset the form book this week by beating Aberdeen 3-0 at Ibrox.

Now the two sides meet again, at Pittodrie, giving Aberdeen a chance to get quick revenge.

Rangers remain behind Aberdeen in the table, and Dons star Kari Arnason believes they still have the advantage heading into the game.

Kari Arnason of Iceland celebrates with his national flag after victory in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group F match between Iceland and Austria at Stade de France on June 22, 2016 in Paris, France.

Icelandic defender Arnason told the club website: "We’re in the driving seat over Rangers, but have to perform to get the result. We go into every game to win it and that’s our intention. We know how important it is to all the fans and those around the club, so we just have to perform.

"We have to show up and start from minute one and just do what we’re good at. We didn’t keep the ball well enough and turned it into lumping it long for most of the first half.

"It’s good for us that the game is so soon, and we get the chance to bounce back as its important to all the players, staff and coaches that we bounce back and do a proper job on them now."

Derek McInnes Manager of Aberdeen during the Brechin City v Aberdeen - Pre Season Friendly, at Glebe Park on July 23, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

It was a chance missed for Aberdeen to extend their advantage over Rangers to nine points - instead the gap sits at three and the Light Blues have the chance to draw level with the second place side.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has been linked with taking over the Gers vacancy and that may be a distraction for the club, but they have to set all that aside.

If Rangers win against Aberdeen at the weekend, it will be the Glasgow side who are in the 'driving seat', having pulled level on points and with momentum behind them.

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