It was not too lo0ng ago that Arsenal went to play Liverpool at Anfield and got our backsides handed to us by Jurgen Klopp’s team. It was like boys against men that day and so you can understand why all the football pundits were writing us off while making the scousers out to be the best thing since sliced bread.
Like I say it was not that long ago but it sure feels like it, because the tides have turned significantly for both teams since that day and it is the Gunners who are sat in fifth and are level on points with fourth placed Chelsea while Liverpool are languishing down in seventh after a poor run of form.
I reckon a lot of their recent struggles have been because they lost Sadio Mane for three games after that red card for the challenge on the Man City keeper that everyone was talking about. The Senegal international seems to be crucial to their side and so the news reported by Metro this week about Mane being ruled out for weeks with an injury from his international duties should be welcomed by the Arsenal fans.
It would be as well if it was not for the fact that we have already played them but their next opponents are Manchester United. Arsene Wenger would dearly loved Liverpool to take some points off Mourinho’s Mancs but without Mane it is going to be a much touggher task, so will this injury hurt Arsenal as well as our EPL rivals from Merseyside?