Arsenal vs Liverpool: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Arsenal vs Liverpool: Line-ups



Injury Woes to Affect Scorline


Two places and four points separate the two faltering sides in the table as things stand, with Liverpool currently occupying seventh spot while the Gunners languish in ninth ahead of their 30th league match of the campaign. Mikel Arteta’s men head into this game on the back of a pulsating 3-3 draw with West Ham United, while Jurgen Klopp’s side overcame Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 before the international break.


The Gunners have managed to navigate their last four Premier League games unbeaten and have claimed deserved victories over Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur in that time, while their FA Cup run last season also proved Arteta’s credentials in the big games, and only one of their last eight top-flight matches at the Emirates has ended in defeat – a 1-0 loss to Manchester City on February 21.


The fortress that was once Anfield has seen its walls crumble since Burnley ended Liverpool’s astonishing unbeaten home record in January, but Liverpool have enjoyed far greater success on their travels, as they are currently on a three-game winning streak away from home across all competitions – keeping a clean sheet on each occasion – and four of their last five away outings in the league have ended in victory.


On the other hand, Liverpool have only come up trumps in two of their last eight Premier League matches – losing the other six – and interestingly, only one team has found the back of the net in Liverpool’s last seven fixtures since Leicester City beat them 3-1 on February 13.


Losing Saka and Smith Rowe would be a significant blow to Arsenal, but Liverpool’s injury woes are almost unparalleled despite the return of Firmino. Both teams are also likely to have one eye on their upcoming European battles, although this should be a fascinating showdown nonetheless. Expect a share of the spoils at the Emirates.