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Arsenal v Liverpool Stats Preview – Gunners hold the Aces

Liverpool v Arsenal Sunday 21st Dec 16.00 Anfield

After suffering defeat at the hands of arch rivals Manchester United on Sunday, further pressure was mounted onto the shoulders of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. This was followed on Wednesday with what appeared a tricky quarter-final tie away to high flying Championship side Bournemouth in the League Cup. The Reds comfortably won 3-1 making their way into the Semi-finals to face Chelsea.

MY Arsenal team to beat Liverpool – What is yours?

My Arsenal XI to Beat Livepool on Sunday! by AT

Following comprehensive wins against Newcastle United and away at Galatasaray in the Champions League, Arsenal will go into the big game against Liverpool full of confidence. Despite numerous injuries continuing to plague the side, Arsene Wenger can still pick a very strong starting eleven to not only match Liverpool but also beat them. Here’s the starting eleven that I think should take to the pitch at Anfield.

How will Arsenal cope with pace of Sterling?

It does not take a football genius to work out where the main danger lies for Arsenal when we travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool. With Luis Suarez gone, Daniel Sturridge injured and Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli….well let’s be kind and say not very good, the stand out threat is young Raheem Sterling.

Brendan Rodgers has now taken to using the dynamic young player as his central striker, although in more of a false nine or `Messi` role. He looked a bit lost there last weekend against Man United and missed their best chances of the game, but two goals against Bournemouth will have the confidence flowing and the Gunners must find a way to nullify the threat he poses.

Former Gunner issues DIRE warning over Arsenal defence!

I really hope that the former Arsenal, Celtic and Scotland star Charlie Nicholas is proved wrong about the current state of the Arsenal defence, but he is certainly not alone in bringing it up. The 52-year old TV pundit has warned that Arsene Wenger’s failure to strengthen the Gunners options at the back sufficiently has left the team teetering on the brink of disaster.

Arsenal fans everywhere are hoping that the January transfer window and the easing of our crippling injury problems sort out the weakness at the back that has cost us dear already this season, but Champagne Charlie is worried that it might be too late by then.

Arsenal set for SHOCK transfer swoop on Man City?

The way things have gone for both clubs in the last 10 years or so, any transfer business between Arsenal and moneybags Man City would only have been one way. In fact the Gunners fans have had to see some of our best players heading north to pick up a nice fat pay packet and put on the sky blue shirt.

But according to one of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, we could be about to see one of their players heading in the other direction and the fact that is is being reported by The Independent means that there could well be some truth in the rumour.

Where do YOU think Chambers should play for Arsenal?

It seems as though the Arsenal and England international player Calum Chambers is a bit confused. I sat `player` rather than `right back` or even defender because the `9-year old has already taken up two roles in his fledgling Arsenal career and there has also been talk that he might get a chance to show what he can do as a defensive midfielder.

Why Arsenal MUST make use of LIverpool fatigue!

It would have been a lot better for Arsenal if the Championship side Bournemouth had given Liverpool a rougher ride in the Capital One cup quarter-final last night. Extra time and penalties were what we really wanted, but the Gunners can still make use of that game to our advantage.

The fact that Bournemouth got a goal back and pushed hard for the last half hour was certainly a bonus. Not only did it mean that the Liverpool players could not relax and had to put in a real shift right until the end of the game, it also meant that Rodgers could not afford to replace so9me key players like Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson.

PHEW! Ox and Walcott give worried Arsenal BIG injury boost!

Arsene Wenger has today given us the latest update on the Arsenal injury situation. And while we are still as threadbare as a 10 year old tea towel, there are a couple of very positive bits of news for the Gunners ahead of our first return to Anfield since that horrible 5-1 capitulation last season that sparked the beginning of the end to our hopes of winning the EPL title once again.

Why Ozil’s burning desire is GREAT news for Arsenal

The Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil has been out of action now for 10 weeks, ever since he heard that crack while the Gunners were playing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and it turned out to be a much bigger problem than anyone first thought (surprise, surprise).

But the club record signing is now back in training and no matter what you think of how well Ozil has performed since signing from Real Madrid last summer, we could really have done with him in the last couple of months. The German had not really started the season well and seemed to be suffering from a World Cup hangover like Per Mertesacker, but he was starting to find his form again and an in form Ozil is a massive boost to any team.

Henry lived and breathed Arsenal – He MUST return some day

There will hardly ever be another Henry! by KM

A magnificent career has come to an end ladies and gentlemen! The one true King of Highbury and the Arsenal has retired. Words will never be enough to describe how much this man has contributed to Arsenals history and one of it’s most successful periods ever.

He scored so many goals, it’s hard to pick out just a few! I love the one where he chipped the ball and fired past Bartes. Ah the good times, when we were dominating United. We had players with character than. We had real leaders and we had players that you could always rely on when you are in trouble.

Why Alexis could be as vital to Arsenal as Henry!

The retirement of Thierry Henry from playing professional football has obviously got the Arsenal fans and the football media looking back on his fantastic career and discussing just how good he was. And whatever people think about his career as a whole or his status among Premier League and international greats, there is little doubt that he is right up there with the best Arsenal players ever.

OX on why Arsenal are set for STUNNING 2nd half of season!!

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has already had a pretty good season for Arsenal, on a personal level at least. The 21-year old has already played more Premier League games than last season and has missed just one of the Champions League games, also scoring in both competitions.

He may have had to move around the pitch, playing in central midfield as well as both flanks and in the forward line, but Chamberlain has done well in them all. He may not have had the chances, however, if it was not for the terrible run of injury problems that have forced Arsene Wenger to keep shuffling his Arsenal pack to somehow find a Gunners starting XI.