Arsenal vs Liverpool

Arsenal vs Liverpool will meet at Emirates to ascend the table and push for the top four positions on Saturday at 8pm in the Premier League.

Arsenal vs Liverpool: PREDICTIONS

The Gunners displayed immense character and motivation to come back from a three-goal deficit and take a point against West Ham just before the international break. This shows Mikel Arteta’s never-say-die approach, and that outcome should give the Gunners confidence coming up against the champions.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were able to rebound from a low point of losing 1-0 to relegation candidates Fulham early last month, securing a spot in the Champions League quarter-finals, where Real Madrid awaits them, while also beating Wolves 1-0, giving them some traction going into spring.

In every way, this match is a six-pointer for both clubs, who will be trying to close the gap on Chelsea in the final Champions League qualification position while also sowing the seeds of hope, as this fixture remains one of the most competitive and exciting in the Premier League.

As this match rolls around, reminders of the Champions League quarter-final at Anfield in 2008 and Andrey Arshavin’s four-goal haul are never far from the football memory, and supporters will be looking for another spectacular as this is the division’s top-scoring fixture (166 goals overall).

Arsenal vs Liverpool: MATCH STATS

Liverpool will know how weak and porous Arsenal’s backline is after trailing 3-0 after just 30 minutes to West Ham last time out. In fact, Arsenal hasn’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last eight Premier League games, so Klopp’s side should have no trouble finding loopholes and opportunities.

Sadio Mane, who has been a consistent thorn in the club’s hand, will look to exploit Arteta’s Achilles’ heel. Mane has scored seven Premier League goals against Arsenal, with only Crystal Palace scoring more (10). In reality, five of Mane’s seven league goals have come away from home this season, with four of them coming in London, so he’ll be salivating at the prospect.

By Clive Banda

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