Francis Coquelin isn’t wrong.

Saturday’s game against Liverpool is massive, it always is, but this time we have the chance of ending their Champions League hopes for another season while we secure our place in the competition for the 86,7843rd time in a row.

Speaking to BT Sports, the Arsenal enforcer has done his maths.

“We obviously want to win this game – it’s a massive one, really important – and we can increase the gap to nine points if we win so yes, I think it’s really important,” Coquelin said. “I can’t say definitely [that a win will secure a top-four finish] because mathematically it won’t be over, so I can’t say that, but yes we see a lot of confidence in us because over the last few months we have had some big results and if we can beat Liverpool it will be another massive one.”

Nine wins in the last 10 Premier League games plus wins at Monaco (don’t mention the first leg) and Old Trafford in the FA Cup mean that Arsenal go into this game on top of the form guide.

Liverpool aren’t far behind them and with the Scousers arguably needing the win more than Arsenal, it’s all set up to be a cracking affair.

Expect Coquelin to start and Arsenal to conceded possession as they revert to Plan City Away to take all the points.