Three things Arsenal fans can bank on in today’s clash at Anfield

Liverpool vs. Arsenal; Three (3) Significant Things to Expect From the Anfield Showdown by Obiweluozo Martins

As both sides are set to meet at Anfield, expectation as would be high as Arsenal visit this weekend. Both sides would be aiming to continue their winning run while aiming for each others scalp in the game.

Arsenal is in confident mood ahead of the fixture at Anfield despite Unai Emery comments that he’s afraid of facing Liverpool at home on Saturday.

This may be a mind game and some form of antics from the Spanish tactician (Emery) as the Reds would do themselves no favour in heeding to such (comment) statement from a genuine opposition as the match
time approaches in earnest.

With expectation gearing up to the game, we evaluate three significant things to look ahead of the Anfield clash.

Goal Rush at Anfield

As Arsenal take the trip to Liverpool this weekend, one thing that would be expected is goals as both sides have got some brilliant attacking players.

Liverpool may not have had the best return defensively as Adrian tells the whole story with his howler against Southampton last week despite the presence of reliable center back Virgil Van Dijk in the Reds set-up.

The same may be the case for Arsenal as they let in a goal last week in the 2-1 win over Sean Dyches Burnley, even as former Chelsea and Brazilian defender gradually integrated into heart of Arsenal
defence.

This and all will be tested with much fire works as attacking players for the Reds like Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah come rampaging against the Arsenal defence, while our Arsenal trio of Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexander Lacazette plunder the holes in the Reds defences with goals to their name during the 90 minutes.

Anfield Frenetic Atmosphere

The match would be fired up for many (obvious) reasons as fans troop in to watch the blockbuster encounter at Anfield. The Merseyside crowd can be terrific (frenetic) in games like this as we have seen in the past years when both sides met on the pitch. This is one of the major reasons why Liverpool won the 2018/2019 UEFA
Champions League after that incredible come back to beat Spanish giants Barcelona 3-4 on aggregate. It was an unbelievable feat and achievement from Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool as the fans played a massive role for the side’s success last season.

Liverpool/Arsenal Rivalry

Whenever these sides meet, it’s a tug of war as this fixture have seen some of the best combinations producing dividend for their respective sides. It has seen great player’s etching their names in Premier League archive as top quality football has been evident from the Reds v Gunners encounter. So expect another form of intrigue even as Aubameyang leads the goal quest against Liverpool’s reliable Virgil Van Dijk.

Updated: August 25, 2019 — 11:02 am

12 Comments

  1. This fixture has seen the most goals!! I think we’ll see a load more later (hopefully followed by a celebratory front flip 🙏)

  2. OT.. Pukki’s scored again!!

    1. I need to put this pukka Pukki in my acca. His volley last week wasn’t half bad at all.

      1. Agreed, Welbeck! It was a hell of a goal!! He might win the golden boot yet 😳 ok Sue calm down!! 😂

        1. Haha yeah calm done love, the golden boot is between Kane and your two favourites, PEA and Aguero.

          I reckon Lane won’t score as much this season.

    2. Hopeless defense with undefined porosity.However, what I will admit is that Lampard has the potential to be a great coach.If you have it you have it and he clearly has that something.

      1. One of arsenal biggest games In Years and your talking about chelsea on a arsenal fan page wise up

        1. Look at the initial comment I’m replying to.If you’re telling me I’m stupid at least be bold to say it.Why spout such rubbish?

          1. Sorry Kev… you’re getting grief for replying to my comment!

  3. All I hope is that the right formation and midfielders are chosen.
    Last season if we had a plan we wouldn’t have lost by five goals because we were doing well in the early part of the match.If we bring a plan today we will do far better than last.Some of our very error prone players are also unlikely to start today so that’s a positive.
    When you play Liverpool at home you need to bring an effective plan and not try to play their game because they are ruthless and don’t need to even dominate to score loads.

  4. Last time around, Emery’s team selection left a lot to be desired.
    Aubameyang
    Iwobi. Ramsey. Maitland-Niles
    Xhaka. Torreira
    Kolasinac. Mustafi. Sokratis. Lichsteiner
    Leno.

    Hardly a combination that can be expected to compete, so I’m hoping he puts his best team on the pitch, in a 4-2-1-3 offensive formation that will keep Liverpool pinned down in their own half.

    Atleast that’s the hope I’m living in

    1. Out of those you mentioned 6 is almost guaranteed to miss the game, the likes of Xhaka ND Kola is still pending

      Replacing those six will go a long way Toady…COYG

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