Former Gunner tells Arsenal how to beat Liverpool

Even though Arsenal travel north on Saturday to face a Liverpool side that is struggling and putting their manager Jurgen Klopp under serious pressure, no one connected with Arsenal expects this away game to be easy. If we do not get it right the chances are we will pay the price with a damaging defeat.

The Gunners will have to be strong all over the pitch, of course, even though our opponents are in a bad place after losing to Leicester City on Monday and they are left with no chance of a trophy. Liverpool are on the verge of being overtaken by their fierce rivals Man United and they are not too far from being caught by city rivals Everton, but the last thing Arsenal must do is to let them off the hook.

We need to stop the Anfield crowd getting going and we need to make sure the Liverpool players are under pressure so I have to agree with the former Gunner Paul Merson for once when he suggests that the most important thing for us to do on Saturday is to start the match well.

As reported by Metro, the football pundit is expecting a game full of goals as both sides push forward, but he believes that Arsenal can come out on top as long as we keep things tight to begin with.

He said, ‘I could not believe how bad Liverpool were on Monday. They were terrible. You’d expect them not to be as bad again with Arsenal in town, but I am struggling to predict a winner in this game so that’s why I’m going for a 2-2 draw.

‘There will be plenty of goals because both sides will go gung-ho. Arsenal just need to stay in the game in the first 20 minutes and if they can do that they will have an excellent chance of getting a positive result.’

Can the Arsenal defence stay strong at the start on Saturday and do you think that will be the platform for a Gunners win?



  1. Fatboy Gooney says:

    I’m just glad that it’s not an early kickoff ? otherwise it would have been all over by halftime.

    Liverpool’s home form:
    GF- 31, GA 11, GD +20.
    Total points 27.

    Arsenal’s away form:
    GF-28, GA-15, GD +13.
    Total points 21

    Let’s not kid ourselves here, a draw would be an excellent result for us lol ? But going by the above stats and without being bias, we’ve lost this by at least a two goal margin.

    1. frank says:

      Playing at Anfield and losing so badly to Leicester they will be up for an attacking, high tempo game. If we aren’t defending as a team, compressing the midfield and putting pressure on their back four, forget it, we will get beat like we did at Stamford Bridge and Allianz Arena.

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        It does seem that way but at the same time we have had a few high score draws up there. 4-4, 3-3 etc.
        As always, it will depend on what team Wenger puts out,
        I hope that we at least get the draw, it will probably need a comeback in the second half to nick it, or We could also balls it up after being ahead and they end up Nicking the draw, as that happened before when it finished 3-3, I think that was last season?

  2. otunba_007 says:

    All of a sudden, i am beginning to have the feelings i had before the Bayern game, i think we all know how it ended, i am just praying it doesn’t repeat itself. I’ve seen this movie before and i just hope the script has been re written G.F.L

  3. Break-on-through says:

    I don’t know if he told us how to beat them, stay in the game first twenty. Liv do start their games well, the one’s they win are usually won in the first half. We are at our best when we start quickly too. It can be a tough fixture to predict.

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