Arsenal face the long haul up to Newcastle to face a team without a League win so far this season, but the Gunners are still under pressure to come away with all three points to try and keep in touch at the top end of the table. Arsene Wenger knows that our opponents are no pushovers, but we have a good record at St James Park in recent years.
The Welsh winger Aaron Ramsey admits that he looks forward to the big games of the season, like tonight’s match against Liverpool but believes that if Arsenal play their usual gae they will come out on top. He said on Arsenal.com: “It is one of those games you always look for when the fixtures come out,”
It does not really matter who I or other Arsenal fans think should be in Arsenal’s starting XI to face Liverpool tonight, as Arsene Wenger will stick to his favourite line up for as long as possible until injuries or midweek games force his hand. There were no new injuries and no returning stars to affect his decisions today.
Liverpool are aiming to keep their 100% record in their first three games against Arsenal at the Emirates tomorrow, and their manager Brendan Rodgers is trying to make it sound easy. The Gunners won this fixture 4-1 last season but may be feeling a little apprehensive after losing their last game played at their home ground.
Arsene Wenger is preparing his Arsenal squad to face Liverpool at home on Monday, and he is aware that we cannot afford to have another slip-up like we did against West Ham in our opening game. If the Gunners have serious title pretensions this season then we have to turn the Emirates into a fortress for the rest of the campaign, starting this week.
Liverpool’s Adam Lallana is getting ready to visit the Emirates on Monday night, and he thinks that Arsenal are going to have a hard time getting a result. The Gunners destroyed his team 4-1 in this fixture last season, but he is feeling in a cocky mood this time around.
The pundit Jamie Carragher is often much-maligned by Arsenal fans for his pro-Liverpool bias, but just for a change he is not predicting an easy win for his old team at the Emirates next week. The Gunners had a very satisfying 4-1 destruction of the Scousers at home last season, and although Liverpool are yet to concede a goal in this campaign Carragher thinks this will be a crunch game for their defence.
Arsenal have put themselves under great pressure already after the unbelievable home defeat against West Ham last weekend, and now simply must beat Crystal Palace or they will lose any residual confidence that they can still win the title.