Arsenal are on a good run in the Premier League winning four of their last five Premier League games. The race for Champions League qualification is really heating up as the country is consumed by the current cold spell. The only blotch on the copy book over this run of games for Arsenal was a painful defeat inflicted by their North London rivals Tottenham who are themselves stuttering at present.
Arsenal need to make up four points and they will be relying heavily on Santi Cazorla playing through the centre to do it.
Three goals in his last four appearances including a double against Aston Villa recently has sparked interest to grow once more in the Spanish international, especially since Theo Walcott has gone off the boil in recent weeks.
Reading have appeared to accept their relegation by giving Nigel Adkins on a long term contract and he will be hoping to impress in his first game in charge, but we expect Arsenal to be too strong this weekend.
Cazorla also has the experience of scoring a hat-trick against Reading earlier in the season which he will no doubt remember as this game kicks off on Saturday afternoon.