Arsenal can and should use Man Utd tactics on Liverpool

Even though a draw would not be a bad result for Arsenal against Liverpool at the Emirates stadium on Saturday, it would be so much better for us to take all three points and stretch the Premier League gap between us and our opponents to a massive nine points with just seven games to play.

The win would also keep up the pressure on Chelsea, Man City and Man United and that could still pay dividends. So how do the Gunners approach the game? With some caution and solidity to keep the chances of a damaging defeat to a minimum perhaps?

If Arsene Wenger does not mind taking a leaf out of Louis van Gaal’s book then we could do both. To be fair, the United boss adapted his own tactics for United’s surprise win at Anfield from the way Swansea had negated Brendan Rodgers’ tactics in the previous game, so why should we not do the same.

JUst as against United, Liverpool desperately need to win and so will try the high press and to dominate midfield with their 3-5-2 formation, but if Arsenal make sure we keep a high passing tempo and work hard for each other, not taking risks but attacking in numbers when there is a chance, then the final whistle could see us having all but disposed of the threat from Liverpool.

But will the Arsenal boss change his approach?

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  1. In recent years we have been near invincibles against them at home..
    Last year’s thrashing was merely a blip and that too happened away from home..
    We can win this one using our own tactics!

  2. Just read comments by Liverpool supporters on the Daily mail and i find it funny how many (if not all) of them now think that Sterling is now a Sh@t player. In fact they go to an extend of suggesting that Jordan Ibe and Ojo (never heard of him) are better than Sterling. Swap Walcott fo Sterling NOW!!

  3. Boy! Just spied on our physioroom!……its Lonely in there….can’t find no one but u danny….. Not even Diaby … pls u gotta get out of that pLace NOW!

    1. and don’t get me wrong i’m so happy its empty…… We’d worry bout the “selection headache” later

  4. – 2 nill to the Arsenal…

    – Goals by OG and Sanchez!!!

    – Baloteli to miss a sitter and will be yellow carded

    – Brenda will be out mastered by Wenger and he will ask for what we are smoking at the Emirates

    – Raheem to ask for a shirt swap with either Theo or Ozil at half time

    – Skrtel to be stamped by Le Coq after he pushes Sanchez to the ground due to frustration (Ref rules in favor if Arsenal, no red)

    – Carzola man of the match

    – Quite day for Ospina but he made 2 crucial saves and 1 world class tackle 1 on 1 with the stricker

    – After the much Wenger will say we showed confidence and quality in our game

    – Brenda will say he was happy with the performance of his team and they can take a lot of positives from this game

    Only to spoil it but I have already watched the match!

    1. @007…… Hilarious, can i have that FiFA pro u’ve been playing?…..and ofcourse the crystal ball u’ve been watching? …..i could use watching the future sometimes .. L()L

      1. @ SoOpa AeoN… That info is classified. HQ would have to kill you if I told you my source. LOL

        Weve got to stay positive and realistic, 2nil is achievable. My worry is who will start for our team?

  5. not counting them chickens yet but i think we can beat liverpool comfortably, we can win the midfield battle and liverpool would play 3 in the back so if sanchez and walcott/welbeck are in good form we should be able slap liverpool silly.

  6. Oh boy! I’ll Certanily miss the Entire Match…. Hope we get all 3 points! Wenger knows best, Dat Guy will Start ahead of Walcott.. Lets hope he brings that form he had for England last week into this match @ Emirates!

  7. Would be interesting to know the XI wenger field’s considering Ramsey,Santi,Ozil,Alexis,Welbeck,Walcott.

    Walcott really needs d game time tho

  8. arsenal have to look forward and play with penetration football using flanks. Isolation of 3 at the back for them is what the manager will look forward to and the method of opening up the team, for this to work arsenal need to include oxlade or welbeck just to put their back 3 in serious trouble. Sanchez to hope for a through ball for another runner in this case the aforementioned duo cause i don’t trust Walcott for this match and quite frankly will make giroud move into CF position and act as a striker by moving out of position. On diaby’s contract statement it is the most stupidest thing I’ve ever known on contract situation by placing the terms “consistency” and then “probability with a task to perform on a future event which he may or may may not show up?”

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