Why Arsenal Can Be Confident of Beating Liverpool! by AT
Going into Sunday’s clash against Liverpool, Arsenal have won four out of the last five games in all competitions and certainly look to be gathering vital momentum as the campaign nears the halfway point. Despite the humbling experience in the reverse fixture last season, the Gunners should be quietly confident of leaving Merseyside with all three points, not only because of the recent upsurge in form but also because of Liverpool continuing to misfire.
The Reds’ star frontman Daniel Sturridge continues to be sidelined by injury whilst Mario Balotelli has been has been suspended as a result of a ‘controversial’ tweet. Speaking in terms of the defence, big-money summer signing Dejan Lovren is expected to be out as a result of a groin injury he suffered in midweek, while Glen Johnson is confirmed to be out as a result of the same injury. The key player for Brendan Rodgers will definitely be Raheem Sterling and if the Arsenal backline can keep him quiet, Liverpool don’t have much else to offer offensively.
Speaking of the Arsenal backline, we can finally expect to see a non-makeshift defence, with Mathieu Debuchy having made his return and Callum Chambers returning from suspension. Further up the pitch, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to be passed fit to start the game and Theo Walcott is set to make the bench for the big clash. Coming to form, Arsenal have the edge in that respect as well and will be confident of beating a Liverpool side that has made a far worse start to the campaign, as you can see by their 11th place standing in the Premier League table.
Quite honestly, there is no doubt in my mind that our attack can cut open the Reds’ defence and score. If we manage to keep our defensive discipline and keep a close eye on Sterling, there is no reason why we cannot avenge last season’s humiliating defeat. However, the boys should be quietly confident and not overly so. With Arsene Wenger’s side having the edge in so many aspects, I expect the team to beat Liverpool at Anfield and quite possibly break into the top four as well.