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Its set to be one of the fixtures of the weekend as Arsenal and Liverpool lock horns, with Paddy Power reporting a new free bets offer : The Dublin firm announce they will refund losing stakes should Luis Suarez or Daniel Sturridge score the last goal of the game (KO 17:30 GMT).

Its certainly one of the most attractive matchups in recent seasons, as the Dublin based unit report that they are expecting a bumper turnover from punters with the game televised early evening on Sky Sports 1.

Twelve months ago the prospect of Liverpool and Arsenal being a top of the table clash seemed an unrealistic proposition.

Back then Brendan Rodgers side sat in 12th place, 13 points off leaders Manchester United and six places and four points off Saturday’s hosts.

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The strides made by both sides since has been impressive and with the Reds currently in third spot, two points of Arsenal and level with second place Chelsea sustained titles challenges are beginning to appear as very realistic options for both sides.

Arsenal’s reversal in fortune since their opening day defeat to Aston Villa can be attributed to the form of Oliver Giroud, the five goal French forward, the capture of the mercurial Mesut Ozil and the surprising form of Aaron Ramsey.

Liverpool meanwhile have been steady in goal, steady in defence, solid in midfield and spectacular up front.

Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez or SAS as they have been dubbed have already scored an impressive 14 league goals between them this season and will be the key men for the Reds again this weekend.

Suarez was the subject of failed bid by Arsenal during the transfer window and Rodgers has stoked the fires ahead of the game by stating that the 26 year old was never going to move to London last summer.

“It was something that was never going to happen. I respect why Arsenal wanted to buy a player of Luis’ quality because he’s one of the leading strikers in the world,” said the Northern Irishman.

“But for us, and the institution that we are, we certainly weren’t going to sell to a rival or a competitor. That’s something we felt very strongly about from the off.

“It’s a great credit to the owners and the leadership of the club that they stood by what my thoughts were as a manager and they backed it all the way.”

Both sides head into the game with almost identical records so far, with Arsenal winning 7, drawing one and losing one so far and Liverpool winning 6, drawing two and also losing one.

This game promises goals too with both sides amongst the top scorers in the league, Wenger’s side have scored 20 goals to date with the Reds firing home 17 so far.

The Gunners will be without Mathieu Flamini, Theo Walcott (abdominal), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Yaya Sanogo (back), Abou Diaby (knee) and Lukas Podolski (hamstring) while the Reds only worry is Jose Enrique.

Philippe Coutinho is set to return to the Liverpool starting line-up after recovering from a shoulder injury and could replace Victor Moses in the starting XI, although it looks more likely that he will be start on the bench.

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