Arsenal fans will be hoping that the blue half of Merseyside can do us a favour, with Roberto Martinez taking his Everton side to face our main Premier League rivals Man City. And with Pellegrini missing key players like Kompany, Mangala, Fernandinho, Bony and Nasri there is a decent chance.
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players cannot afford to think about that, however, as they have their own job to against the red half of the city. An Arsenal.com report reveals the Frenchman’s thinking for the trip to Anfield and how the Gunners can go about getting the best of Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool and it appears that he has been thinking long and hard about the tactics needed.
With Arsenal in very good form and on a good run of results, the manager clearly feels that confidence is on our side and it seems as though the boss will draw on this confidence to make sure that his Arsenal players control the game from the start.
Wenger said, “If it is not a decisive moment in the league, it is a very important moment in the league. I think all the confidence we have gathered and the tactical knowledge we have can be brought out in these types of games.
“Let’s take one at a time and focus on the Liverpool game because that is a big one. We are prepared and we are focused and I believe that it is down to us to go there and play to our full belief that we have at the moment.
“There is a desire to do well and to do it together. Sometimes the desire to do well is individual and not always shared with everybody. We feel as a unit we want to do well therefore we have to show that in every single game.
“[This] is an opportunity. We have shown many times our character this season and we have done that on a Wednesday night at Olympiacos and against big teams at home.
“It is another big test but that it is where you want to fully respond and have full commitment.”
Liverpool at home will always want to start fast and get control of a game but this could be the perfect time to go there and Arsenal could be in the perfect form and frame of mind to beat them at their own game. Who will win the battle of control tonight?