THE KEY news for Arsenal is the return of Thierry Henry - although there has been some suggestion of him being a doubt. We have to go into the game positively anyway because itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a home match and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re in good form but if it was a question of if we wanted Henry to play or not then we certainly wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t, because heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an absolutely top-class striker. Obviously, at this point, we're not sure whether he'll play or not.
He has been been involved in their last two games though and on the winning side on both occasions, scoring a world-class goal in the Champions League.
TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had to make a few changes over the last few weeks. At the back, Sol CampbellÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s had spells out and Ashley Cole, who for me is the best left-back in the world at the moment, is missing and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a big loss for them.
They have the quality of Dennis Bergkamp but theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had to make changes in midfield this season.
Fabregas is a player that I certainly admire and has come on for them
We donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know whether or not Freddie Ljungberg will be fit, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s another big one as well and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure they will want to get back as many of their regulars as soon as possible, but as I said, Henry is the big one for them at the moment.
You have to be aware of the qualities theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got, especially HenryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pace and if you play too open they are such a good side of exploiting it because of the pace available.
We are also aware that sometimes they can play an open game and in that case, we have to use what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got in our armoury to score goals against them.
I think it will be an entertaining game - there arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t too many games with Arsenal that arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. We have to restrict their opportunities but we have to be forceful as well. We have the home advantage, the crowd have been great and we have to use all that to push us on to get a result.
If I look at our league position, we always say that the table doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t lie and we deserve to be where we are. What we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t afford to do is get carried away because weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got big games coming up and there is an awful long way to go but at this moment, we deserve to be where we are and that alone means weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re in a good position to take on Arsenal on Saturday.
Chris Hughton's regular assessment of our forthcoming opponents - next up, the big one...