Big spending Manchester City are set to raid the Emirates for a third time following the purchase of Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy last summer.
This time the title challenging blue half of Manchester are not after a player, but three points in the a vital must win Premier League encounter on Easter Sunday.
Rivals Man United opened a gap of five points with only eight matches remaining last week by beating Blackburn after City had failed to beat Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium.
A fee of £25 million, plus the promise not to buy Robbie Van Persil, has been offered to see Arsenal narrowly lose by the odd goal to the Mancs on Sunday.
A club insider told the Slooth "Taking Nasri and Clichy in the summer really set Arsenal back, and they'd hate to lose more players to City as they bid to keep up with the two Manc giants, so in return for The Wenger boys throwing the match tomorrow, El Mancinio has agreed not to bid for Robbie Van Persil in the summer.
French philosopher Vatrick Pierra, columnist for the Manchester Afternoon News also threw his two-penneth into the mix "Man City winning zee Premier League would be a breath of fresh air for zee inglish football, and there is no love lost between Monsieur Wenger and Meester Duke of Ferguson. Losing zee game but keeping Van Persie will be like losing zee battle but winning zee war".
A spokesman for the Gunners fired back today "Non, non, Non, zees ees simply not truuuuue. Zaire is no arrangement with zee men in tea towels for an away win too-morro. Zee Arsey would never fro' awaaaay a match on zee purpose. This story must be a poof. I means spuf"
The Arsenal v Manchester City game kicks off at 3pm, with live coverage and a foreign commentary streamed back to the Barracude Bar in Oxford Road, Manchester.