Both sides are set to battle for a place in the top spot on Matchday 10 of the English Premier League, in what seems like a six-pointer, considering both positions on the league table. Arsenal are top while Liverpool lie in 3rd, just two-points ahead of the Gunners
With Chelsea facing a tricky trip to St James Park to tackle Newcastle, a Fulham under pressure hosting Man-Utd and Everton hosting Tottenham, you’d be forgiven to think that the Gunners and the Reds will do everything possible to get the points they need to take advantage of any slip ups from their top 6 rivals.
The visitors, Liverpool will be boosted by the return of Brazilian playmaker, Coutinho and the terrific form of Suarez and Sturridge popularly known as “SAS”. The Merseysiders are certainly not short of attacking options, unlike this term last year, when their tricky Uruguayan was more or less the only real danger upfront.
Arsenal meanwhile, will certainly be looking to bounce back from their two cup defeats in the space of 8 days to Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea Champions League and Capital One Cup respectively, but will do so without French midfielder, Mathieu Flamini while Arteta returns after serving a one match suspension. Their highly dynamic midfield which includes the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere should however give them the energy, guile and craft they need to impose themselves on the game.
Important match facts ahead of the game are as follows:
The visitors have the best away record at the Emirates, with the Reds losing just once in their last 6 visits to Ashburton Grove
Four of the last six league meetings in north London have ended in draws, with one win apiece. Arsenal scored twice inside three minutes through Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott to earn a draw from 2-0 down in the corresponding fixture last January.
Liverpool’s only win in their last 12 league games against Arsenal came at the Emirates Stadium in August 2011. An Aaron Ramsey own goal and Luis Suarez strike gave Liverpool their only win at Arsenal in the last 13 years.
This is the 215th meeting between the clubs in all competitions. Liverpool lead by 82 wins to Arsenal’s 76. There’s hasn’t been a goalless draw in all games played at the Emirates between both clubs.