Why Arsenal MUST make use of LIverpool fatigue!

It would have been a lot better for Arsenal if the Championship side Bournemouth had given Liverpool a rougher ride in the Capital One cup quarter-final last night. Extra time and penalties were what we really wanted, but the Gunners can still make use of that game to our advantage.

The fact that Bournemouth got a goal back and pushed hard for the last half hour was certainly a bonus. Not only did it mean that the Liverpool players could not relax and had to put in a real shift right until the end of the game, it also meant that Rodgers could not afford to replace so9me key players like Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson.

And because of their recent struggles, it is very unlikely that the Reds boss will want to change the team that won last night. So all of his big players are likely to start and they are bound to be less fresh than the Arsenal lads. Not only are we used to midweek Champions League games, unlike them, but we have had a week off while they must be in the red (pardon the pun). Wenger wisely increased this advantage by giving the whole squad three days completely off this week.

The Frenchman can really make this pay even more on Sunday by getting Arsenal to focus on possession. It will frustrate the home team, quieten the crowd but also sap their strength. I would not be surprised to see a cautious game from us before a late burst. So be patient Gooners and wait for the killer blow!

Tags Gerrard Rodgers Sterling Wenger


  1. fed-up gunner says:

    Hope we. Use it 2 our advantage

  2. Mick The Gooner says:

    Liverpool are awful. There is no excuse for failing to win 3 points at the weekend.

  3. Puff Puff says:

    I have a bad feeling about this game

  4. Hafiz Rahman says:

    juz dont get hammered will do….do the basics and no fancy stuff

  5. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    Sterling is the only player we need to worry about..

    Hopefully we won’t start as bad as the last time we visited anfield..
    Surely Wenger will be showing videos of that humiliation..
    Now though, We have our own suarez in alexis Sanchez.. Chamberlain wellbeck and hopefully walcott to fire us to glory..!
    We need to press and not concede –

    If we get beat.. The knives will be out.. For Arsene and his p45!!
    Goals galore in this one..

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Sterling gets really tired so we should be OK

  6. davidnz says:

    Arsenal Artillery Ambush Antfield.
    Scuses Kop Gunners blast.
    Gerry ard hit by Santi claws.
    Brainded Rogered
    Had them from the first Goell
    Pool cry for Mersey.

  7. True.Gonner says:

    You will know how good a team is when henderson is one of the best in it

  8. fred cowardly says:

    Bad News: balotelli’s appeal was turned down and 1 match ban upheld. He won’t be playing Arsenal.

    1. Mesut O-grillz says:

      Well I don’t mind. That means that he can’t grab his first Liverpool goal against our defense. What a highlight that would be if he did.

      1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

        Nobody counts goals against Arsenal as anything special. It’s basically a free pass

    2. davidnz says:

      BaldBalonotonteli. 🙂

  9. maxwell says:

    Wenger not buying balotelli isnt that bad now is it, i remember how many people were screaming for him to sign him !

    As long as we go out there playing with pace, then we will destroy them.

    Cant wait.

  10. davidnz says:

    “Arsenal must make use of
    Lliverpool fatguy”
    Eh you mean replace Wenger with Rogers 🙂

  11. Enigmaticben says:

    We just have to make the most of our “little advantage” for this one and grab all 3points…they are there for the taking…but so were united a couple of weeks back…COYG let’s not blow this one

  12. Twig says:

    If Arsenal trashes Liverpool 5-1, could we still win the league?

    1. Mesut O-grillz says:

      Yeah of course we can win the league Twig.

      But let’s make the scoreline 6-1. I wanna add an extra goal just like Wenger added an extra pound for Gerrard when he made that Suarez bid.

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