After beating Manchester United and Chelsea already this term, Arsenal face the last remaining member of the 'big four' on Sunday. This season will be identifying the key battles for the game. We will bring you all the statistics and information a fan could need so swot up now and come Sunday you will be impressing anyone who will listen with your new-found knowledge.

Player Profile - Gael Clichy

Dirk Kuyt

Gael Clichy v Dirk Kuyt
After originally signing for Liverpool as a striker, Dirk Kuyt has been increasingly deployed on the right of midfield. The Dutchman has transferred his goal-poaching nous to the midfield - hitting five goals so far this term - as well as setting up goals for his team-mates. Gael Clichy, who has won nine of his 17 tackles, could be the man in Kuyt’s way. The Frenchman’s attacking qualities have once again caught the eye this season with a 50 per cent dribbling success rate and even a goal to his name.

  Gael Clichy Dirk Kuyt
Appearances 17 17
Minutes played 1486 1493
Assists 0 3
Clearances 22 14
Unsuccessful dribbles 10 10
Successful dribbles 10 13
Goals scored 1 5
Passes completed 82 76
Passes not completed 48 49
Shots on target 4 21
Shots off target 1 24
Woodwork struck 0 2
Tackles lost 8 11
Tackles won 9 12

Player Profile - Cesc Fabregas

Steven Gerrard

Cesc Fabregas v Steven Gerrard
As per usual, a ‘Big Four’ clash throws up a mouth-watering midfield battle. This time, the two skippers will lock horns in the engine room. Fabregas has looked imperious since being handed the armband in November and boasts twice as many assists as Gerrard. On the other hand, the England international has scored five more than the Spaniard and has a superior tackling success rate. You sense that perhaps whoever wins this key battle won’t be on the losing side on Sunday.

  Cesc Fabregas Steven Gerrard
Appearances 14 15
Minutes played 1260 1272
Assists 4 2
Successful dribbles 7 11
Unsuccessful dribbles 3 3
Dribbles made 10 14
Goals scored 1 6
Fouls conceded 20 10
Complete passes 79 81
Incomplete passes 61 51
Shots off target 11 29
Shots on target 23 27
Tackles lost 5 5
Tackles won 9 16

Player Profile - Emmanuel Adebayor

Jamie Carragher

Emmanuel Adebayor v Jamie Carragher
While Emmanuel Adebayor scored for the second successive match last weekend, Jamie Carragher doubled his season’s own goal tally against Hull City at Anfield. Despite this, the defender represents one of Adebayor’s toughest challenges this campaign especially considering he has won 14 of his 16 tackles. The Togolese too has been in superb form of late and has registered seven assists along with the seven goals that make him Arsenal’s joint top goalscorer in the Premier League.

  Emmanuel Adebayor Jamie Carragher
Appearances 15 17
Minutes played 1197 1530
Assists 7 1
Clearances 8 32
Successful dribbles 10 6
Unsuccessful dribbles 7 2
Goals scored 7 0
Own goals 0 2
Complete passes 53 83
Incomplete passes 23 38
Shots off target 23 1
Shots on target 23 2
Tackles lost 11 2
Tackles won 0 14
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18 Dec 2008