Based off of the most recent Premier League performance it would appear that Arsenal are on an upward trajectory.
Key in that win was the changes of personnel made, with the unlikely strike partnership of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette combining in superb fashion, albeit in their own specific ways.
Despite Leicester facing their own issues this season they too have come into some form and it leaves Mikel Arteta with plenty to ponder as he takes his side up to the King Power Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.
From having a set in stone starting lineup there are now some intriguing selection decisions to make. Some may be based on recency bias (often referred to as form), but there are three in particular the manager should make to give his side the best chance of securing three valuable points.
The La Liga side have decided to snap up the right-back from Real Betis for €9m (£7.75m) but it is not yet known whether they will then sell the Brazilian on for a profit.
Barca officials could let Emerson and his representatives know later this week, with Arsenal, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich all waiting to hear the final decision.
It is believed that a minimum sale price has already been agreed. €25m (£21.5m) will be needed to secure the 22-year-old’s services, and it remains to be seen whether the Gunners can afford such an outlay.
The London club have been linked with a number of right-backs in recent weeks, with Ajax’s Noussair Mazraoui the latest to be mentioned, so it is not yet clear whether Emerson is seen as the club’s number one target or not.