Mikel Arteta makes bold Anfield claim ahead of Arsenal’s visit

Arsenal’s next Premier League game will see them visit Anfield to play Liverpool, a team that had been getting the better of them on a regular basis until recently.

The Gunners have made a fine start to this campaign, winning two league games and a Carabao Cup game to give themselves the perfect platform to build a successful season.

They will compete in at least four competitions this season and they need to keep the wins coming.

Their next match is arguably their toughest game of the campaign so far as they visit Anfield to take on Premier League holders, Liverpool.

The Reds dominated this fixture before Arsenal made Mikel Arteta their manager, the Spaniard has, however, faced Jurgen Klopp’s men twice since he became the club’s manager and he has won both games.

He beat Liverpool in the reverse league fixture during the Premier League’s restart before beating them on penalties to win the Community Shield.

But the next game will be his first visit to Anfield as Arsenal’s manager and he knows a thing or two about the ground.

He was in Manchester City’s dugout when Liverpool beat them last season at Anfield and he has admitted that the Liverpool stadium is the toughest ground to visit for any team.

Arteta said as quoted by HITC: “It’s the toughest place to go in Europe and the world.

“Let’s prepare well and see how it goes.”

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11 Comments

  1. Maxis says:

    Without the fans inside, it’s not exactly the same.

  2. Defund The Media says:

    Better to get them out of the way, and them not having fans will hopefully make a massive difference, think we can manage a draw 🤞🤞

  3. Defund The Media says:

    Better to get them out of the way especially with no fans, hopefully can get a draw 🤞🤞

  4. jon fox says:

    “Bold Anfield claim” No mention of any claim in this article at all , so a headline that bears no relation to the article once again. MA is quoted as saying “its the toughest place to go and lets see how it goes”. What is a bold claim in that? Nothing at all; just a true statement that makes NO actual claim at all! A bizarre headline then!

    1. Natnael A says:

      True!
      Absolutely nonsense.

  5. David Rusa says:

    What makes it tough at Anfield is not the ground per se but the strong fanbase. Without fans at least the two teams will be level in that aspect. Of course the two teams will be nil-nil before the game. The better team on the day will be the victors. However I take exception to those who claim that they see nothing but a Liverpool win. For once I am impressed by Michael Owen who at least made it 3-2 in favour of the hosts. I completely disagree with those who talk of Arsenal’s demolition by Liverpool. Yes Liverpool might win but it won’t be an easy ride. Although I don’t bet on principle grounds I can predict a draw in this one. Or may I take the bull by the horns and predict an Arsenal win? I always love George Foreman’s famous quotation that “Anything can happen in the ring”. In this case anything can happen on the pitch.

    1. SueP says:

      Top answer!!

    2. Jo-Gunz says:

      Yeah man

  6. RSH says:

    Arteta has won there with us several times I believe. It’s hard to go now because Liverpool are good again. Eventually all records get broken and all teams lose. We used to not fear Old Trafford so I see no reason to fear Anfield.

    1. ken1945 says:

      Good reply RSH and, actually, I don’t fear anyone at the moment thanks to Arteta.

      By the way, does anyone fear going to Old Trafford at the moment 😱?

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