Should Arsenal let Liverpool treat Anfield as away game?

Arsenal head to Anfield in fine fettle and with a lot of confidence. We have just got through to the next round of the FA cup with a comfortable victory over Premier League opponents in Sunderland. We also pulled off a miraculous rescue mission to stay in the Champions League although I do not want to think about our next two European games against the might of Barcelona right now.

Most important, though, for the Arsenal, fans, players and manager is how the Premier League campaign is going and you cannot do much more than be on top of the table. Well we could have had more of a lead but in general we have done very well so far and so will head into the game against Liverpool believing we can win.

The fact that their defence is weakened by the injury problems to the likes of Skrtel and Lovren should help as well and Jurgen Klopp is certainly expecting us to try to exploit their problems, as an Evening Standard report explains.

The German said, “Arsenal – together with City – are the two best teams at this moment in the Premier League and to stay in a good position against Man City they need all the points.

“They will show us they are ambitious. They are in a good moment, we have not had consistency in the performance but Stoke was a good sign of what my team is capable of.”

So it seems that Klopp is expecting Arsenal to be the aggressors and his tactics to cope with that will surely be to try to hit us on the break. Should Wenger be concerned about this and try to be a bit more cautious than he might have been? Or do we just get at them and believe that our sharp attack will be too much for their creaking back line?

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  1. Very important three points to get will be crucial to our season especially if everton were able to get a result against cit.
    Hope not the vice versA senario occurs

    1. Yes we need to win

      We have tough 3 matches in a row before FA Cup
      1. Away to Liverpool
      2.Away to Stoke (always tough)
      3. Home Chelsea (chelsea look back in form)

      9 points would show we are champion material

  2. It’s very important that we go to anfield, and treat this game as a final, let’s be focus and keep it tight at the back! Liverpool may be weakened, but let’s not take them for granted! 3 points is crucial at anfield so there is no room for complacency! Coyg!

  3. What an opportunity we have huh! i couldn’t be happier! we have a chance to go clear at the top, city is either going to tie or lose to everton imo so we have to win this game. By the stoke game we’ll have sanchez/rosicky back, how amazing is that! By the time Chelsea come to town we should have a stacked squad ready to whoop those rent boys.

  4. As always, it will depend on which Arsenal turn up!
    We are in a confident mood at the moment,
    but lets not forget that even though we have won our last 3 matches, we started all of them games in a very slow and nervous way.
    Let the Southampton game be a reminder that we cannot take any game for granted, As they were on a very poor run before beating us ( more like hammering us)

    All we can do, is hope that the real Arsenal turn up and show the rest of the premier league that we mean business about winning the league this season.

    Anything less than 3pts tonight, will be deemed as a big kick in the Nuts!! ( In my book ) As far as I’m concerned, every game is a must win game from here on!

    No time for losers, if we are to be the champions!


  5. Football Insider reported on Tuesday afternoon that Elneny has finally been granted a visa and will fly to London on Wednesday to complete his protracted move to the club.

    The Egyptian midfielder had already been successful in his work permit application but was waiting to be conferred with a visa by UK immigration.

    With the documentation now in place, an Arsenal source has told Football Insider that Elneny will fly from Paris to sign for the Gunners.

    Elneny must be registered with the Premier League before 12pm on Friday in order to be selected for the club’s trip to the Britannia Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

    Manager Arsene Wenger might decide that he is not ready to play in such a demanding fixture after being holed up in France since his last training session with Basle a week ago.

    As revealed by Football Insider he had agreed the terms of a four-and-a-half-year contract with Arsenal worth £65,000-a-week in late December and the Swiss club accepted the Gunners’ bid of £5.2million.

    Speaking at his media briefing on Monday morning, Wenger admitted that the deal had not been finalised as quickly as he had hoped.

    “We are positive this week it can happen,” the Arsenal manager said. “There are a lot of work permit problems and other paperwork. As long as it’s not definitely signed, you have to be cautious. But I’m optimistic about the case.”

    The midfielder underwent a medical in Paris a fortnight ago and said his goodbyes to Basle team-mates at the start of last week.

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