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Arsenal stretched their unbeaten run in the Premier League to eight games thanks to a moment of Robin Van Persie magic that secured a 1-0 win over Everton last weekend, while City succumbed to their first loss of the season against Chelsea.
That run has put them back in the hunt for a top four spot after a woeful start to the season that saw Gunners boss Arsene Wenger’s job come under scrutiny
Defeat against Chelsea meant that Roberto Mancini’s men had their lead at the top of the Premier League cut to just two points from fierce rivals Manchester United going into the busy festive schedule.
Kompany described Arsenal as a “great side” ahead of their clash on Sunday, but remained adamant that City could get back to winning ways in front of a home crowd.
“Arsenal are a great team. But we can beat great teams,” said Kompany. “On Sunday, we are looking to do what they have done.
“They have picked themselves up after a difficult month. The way they have done that is absolutely incredible.I consider them as a top team, who will make a top game of it. But we are a difficult team to beat at home.”
“In the big games, even when we didn’t win, we still looked like the team that was most likely to.” He added.
Arsenal’s defensive worries worsened ahead of their tough clash with City this week after Andre Santos was ruled out for three months having initially been expected to miss only three weeks.
Bacary Sagna, Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson are also missing, with Wenger having to deploy Thomas Vermaelen at full back against Everton.