Towering centre-forward John Carew believes Aston Villa will face their toughest test yet tomorrow but they will relish the contest against table-toppers Arsenal.
Martin' O'Neill's side host Arsene Wenger's team in a 5.15pm kick off at Villa Park and Carew says the team are in buoyant mood after Wednesday night's 4-0 drubbing of Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
The win was Villa's fourth in succession and their third on the road this season. The team are currently enjoying their best spell since O'Neill took over the reigns 15 months ago and now sit pretty in joint fifth in the Premier League table on the same points as Liverpool.
Carew was once again on the scoresheet hitting Villa's second against Blackburn after skipper Gareth Barry had fired Villa ahead from the penalty spot. Ashley Young and substitute Marlon Harewood also found the back of the net.
Carew also scored to get Villa off the mark against Middlesbrough last weekend and the side went in to secure a 3-0 victory.
The 29-year-old Norway international, who joined Villa in January in a swop deal from French side Lyon with Milan Baros, has now scored three times in four matches and appears back to the sort of form which won over the home fans at the end of last season.
He is also thrilled to be finding the net again after a sluggish start to the season and a spell on the sidelines through October due to injury.
"I am always happy to score and happy with my form now since coming back from injury," he said. "But what makes me even more happy is knowing that Aston Villa has secured another three points.
"Sometimes when you play away from home it means there is a lot more pressure on the team at the beginning of a match and it takes time to start. That is certainly true of Villa against Bolton, Boro and Blackburn but once we got started there was no stopping us."
Carew added: "At the moment the team are working hard and we seem to be able to defend well. When we are doing that we are also creating chances and now we are putting away those chances.
"We went to Blackburn and they were probably the favourites. We knew it was going to be a difficult match and that they were a tough team to beat with a decent record but in the end it was us who came away 4-0 winners.
"We are on a really good run now and we just have to try to ensure that it continues. The biggest test really for the team is on Saturday when we entertain Arsenal - that will be a tough game for us but we are all feeling pretty confident now after the last three matches.
"If we can get a good result against them then I think people will really begin to start to take us seriously."