Arsenal will want to return to the summit of the English Premier League by picking up a victory at a place where Arsene Wenger's men have endured some torrid times in the recent past – Stoke City.
The last eight times Arsenal have met Stoke in the Premier League at the Britannia, they have lost five matches, while winning just one, the one that would have scarred them even more than those losses, when Aaron Ramsey broke his leg following a tackle from Ryan Shawcross.
Last season's trip to the Britannia was a disaster too, with Arsenal giving away three soft goals in a 3-2 defeat, with Wenger then abused by a set of fans at the train station.
The mood at Arsenal is infinitely better now, with the side looking at going two points clear at the top of the table, provided they win on Sunday. A draw will take them level on points with Leicester City, but also back to the top on goal difference.
However, for Arsenal to really crank up the "we are here to win the title this season" feeling, they need to beat Stoke – a different Stoke it must be said, with flair players like Marko Arnautovic, Bojan Krkic, Xherdan Shaqiri and Ibrahim Afellay in the lineup – and Wenger believes this more-experienced team are capable of doing that.
"Last year we went to Stoke with a very young defence -- we had [Hector] Bellerin, [Calum] Chambers, [Emiliano] Martinez -- and at the start of the game we got caught," Wenger told reporters.
"Over the years they had a very efficient, traditional English style which nobody liked to play against and it is as well a very windy stadium. And let's not forget for years they had that narrow pitch where every throw-in beyond halfway was a corner when Rory Delap played.
"[This time] Cech is 34, Mertesacker 30, Koscielny 30, Monreal 30... before we did not have that level of experience and that helps a little bit. I think [the squad] feels stronger. It is always a test at Stoke and I believe our record goes against us, but it is interesting as well because it is also a mental test to show we have moved forward and that we can deal with what they offer."
What Arsenal need to look at is their outstanding record against the same opposition at home. Just transform that form into this away fixture is what Wenger will say, even if it might be easier said than done.
Where to Watch Live
Stoke City vs Arsenal is scheduled for a 9.45 pm IST (4.15 pm GMT, 11.15 am ET). Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD4 will broadcast the match live in India, while the online live streaming options are on Hotstar and Starsports.com, albeit with a slight delay.
The English Premier League match will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports 1, with the live stream options on Watch Sky Sports and Sky Go. Australia viewers can watch the EPL game live on Fox Sports 4, with the online live streaming options on Fox Sports On Demand and Foxtel Play.
Watch the EPL game between Arsenal and Stoke can be watched live in the US on NBC Sports Network, with the live stream option on NBC Sports Live Extra. Audience in Canada can watch the action live on Sportsnet World, while game can also be live streamed on Watch Sportsnet.
PPTV Sports will broadcast the match live in China, while LeTV is the place to be to watch Stoke play Arsenal live in Hong Kong. Viewers in Singapore can watch the match live on104 mio, with live coverage of Arsenal's game against Stoke in Thailand on CTH.