Opinion – Arsenal must stop Jota if they want to beat Liverpool

Arsenal will face Liverpool in their first match after the international break this coming weekend.

Both teams will see their players return from international duty ready to get back to club business.

This has been a poor campaign for Liverpool, judging by the standards that they set for themselves in the last two seasons.

Unlike most champions in Premier League history, the Reds are struggling to make the top four at the moment.

Arsenal also needs to end the campaign inside the European places, just in case they cannot win the Europa League.

With so much at stake, both teams would consider this game a must-win and I want to highlight one dangerous player that Arsenal needs to take care of.

Diogo Jota joined Liverpool in the summer, adding more quality to an already accomplished attack.

The Portuguese star has broken into the starting XI despite Liverpool already having an established front three when he joined.

Jota hasn’t made the team simply because Jurgen Klopp likes him, he has actually earned his place in it with some impressive performances.

He has scored three goals in two matches for Portugal in this international break.

He adds that to the 10 goals in 21 matches he has scored for the Reds, including the only goal in Liverpool’s win over Wolves before the break.

The former Wolves star will face Arsenal having scored in each of his last three starts for club and country.

Arsenal has done well in recent games, they beat Liverpool when they last hosted them in the league, but that was without Jota and I think he is the one we need to pay special attention to on Sunday.

An article from Ime

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11 Comments

  1. Liberator says:

    Hopeful champions league winner vs hopeful europa league winner . An optimistic pre-supercup rehearsal .
    Currently arsenal is the better team judging by recent performance but this is a build for the clash against Real madrid . It Liverpool’s to take.

    1. Kedar says:

      Yes… But our inconsistency is frustrating..
      We played like Champions Material against Leicester and performed like mediocre level against Westham
      You cannot predict anything because of inconsistent performances

      1. John Ibrahim says:

        the same can be said for Varpool

        they got hammered and lost a number of games

        not doing so well for a club with world class manager and players

      2. Grandad says:

        Jota, Mane and Salah are top class forwards, and I suspect Arteta may revert to a back three on this occasion as we do not have the pace at RB and CB to play a high line back four.Whatever happens, there should be a few goals about as both defences are suspect.

  2. gotanidea says:

    All Liverpool forwards are dangerous, because they make many shots, press high up the pitch and are indulged by the fullbacks’ crosses. Luckily they don’t have someone like Soucek or Fellaini in midfield

    1. Declan says:

      Our fullbacks (Tierney and Cedric), are more dangerous than their’s.

      1. gotanidea says:

        Our fullbacks are better dribblers, but Liverpool forwards are better headers than our attackers

  3. ThirdManJW says:

    I never feel confident playing Liverpool, but Arteta has an excellent record against them, so hopefully a win.

  4. Wyoming says:

    Really interesting match.
    Who wants it the most?
    A huge test for both managers.
    This is not a season defining game by any means but a win will be a huge boost to the confidence of either club.
    Simply impossible to pick.

  5. Declan says:

    More to the point, Liverpool must stop Kieran Tierney!
    Best quotes I read after his three assists for Scotland last night were: “Andy Robertson wears Keiran Tierney pyjamas” and “Roberto Carlos has a Kieran Tierney poster on his bedroom wall”

  6. Sue says:

    Who can forget him scoring on his Anfield debut for them against us?! He was only on the pitch for 10 minutes!!!

    Whatever the outcome, it promises to be a belter! And hallelujah the interlull is over 🥳

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