Next weeks game against Liverpool is an absolutely crucial game for Arsenal as they are playing the one team that I think is going to be our biggest rival for fourth place. Last year we lost out on our normal Champions League place simply because of our two games against Jurgen Klopp’s team. They beat us 4-3 at the beginning of the season, and beat us again 3-1 at Anfield. If we had drawn or won just one of those games we wouldn’t be playing on Thursday night’s this season.
The ‘Pool destroyed us 4-0 at Anfield again at the beginning of this season, when Arsene Wenger inexplicably played Oxlade-Chamberlain, who we knew was on his way to Merseyside, and a very un-motivated Alexis Sanchez, who thought he was already going off to join Man City, with disastrous consequences.
So this next League game against Liverpool could again be the reason we don’t reach the Top Four and we need to take it extremely seriously. The Reds have recently hit top form and in fact their record from their last 12 games is looking like this.
7 clean sheets
This is excellent form and they are scoring goals for fun and we simply cannot let them dominate us again or we can just give up on Fourth Place. They are one point and one place above us in the League so this is the ultimate six-pointer.
I’ll just leave you with Liverpool’s last five away games to show you why we should be very very worried….
Do you see why I’m worried?