To be honest, Arsenal fans should be hoping that Liverpool have a good game this weekend, because they are playing their old rivals Manchester United and we could do with someone taking some points off them and stopping the worrying momentum that Jose Mourinho and his team have been building.
So even though all three points would take Liverpool back above the Gunners in the Premier League table, you would say that United dropping points was more important. Arsenal need to focus on our own game and with the way that Watford have been doing so far this season our away game is unlikely to be easy.
If Arsene Wenger is looking for ways to motivate his players, though, he need look no further than the comments from the former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish, reported by Metro. Despite the fact that Arsenal go into the next round of games above his old club on points, Dalglish has claimed that we are the only one of the top six teams not to have improved.
The Scot suggested that Arsenal are being left behind by the likes of his former team, Chelsea, the Manchester clubs and our north London rivals Tottenham, so perhaps Wenger should use this to make sure the Gunners go to Watford and prove Dalglish wrong by going back above Liverpool on Saturday evening.
He said, ‘The days when one team wins everything in the Premier League are gone.
‘You’ll always have five or six in there and success will move about.
‘You have the Manchester teams, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham; apart from Arsenal all the teams are stronger than a few years ago.’
A lot of you Arsenal fans out there may agree with Kenny’s comments but Wenger has put his faith in the current players and they need to prove he was right to do so. The question is, will they be able to make Dalglish eat his words?