Crucial month ahead as Arsenal bid to keep rolling
Arsenal head into November in much better shape than their fans perhaps imagined would have been possible at the start of the season.
The Gunners bounced back from successive defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea to reel off seven wins in a row in the Premier League before Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace.
That result left Arsenal four points off top spot ahead of Saturday’s blockbuster clash at home to Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s side ran out comfortable 4-1 winners against Cardiff City over the weekend to move onto 26 points for the season.
Fans watching the game via Arsenal live streaming services will hope for a repeat of last December’s entertaining meeting between the two sides.
Liverpool led 2-0 early in the second half, but quickfire goals by Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil put Arsenal ahead. However, Roberto Firmino replied for the visitors to secure a 3-3 draw.
Unai Emery’s team turn their attentions to the Europa League the following Thursday when they welcome Sporting Lisbon to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal’s 1-0 win in Portugal last Thursday maintained their 100% record in Group E and another victory would guarantee the Premier League side’s place in the last 32 of the competition.
The Gunners return to Premier League action on Sunday, November 11, when they head to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Midlands club have made a solid start to life in the top flight, but their recent record against Arsenal is not good.
They haven’t beaten Arsenal in their last 19 meetings in all competitions, with their last victory coming in Division One back in 1979.
Arsenal will hope their main stars return safe and sound after the international break as they head to the south coast to face Bournemouth on Sunday, November 25.
The Cherries recorded a 2-1 victory when the two sides last met at the Vitality Stadium back in January and they have looked an impressive outfit this season.
Arsenal complete their November schedule with a trip to Ukraine to face Vorskla in the Europa League on the penultimate day of the month.
Emery’s side ran out 4-2 winners when the two sides met at the Emirates back in September and they will be strongly fancied to pick up another three points in this one.
A 7 or 9 point return from their next three Premier League games and progression in Europe would represent a solid month for Arsenal and set them up nicely for their home clash with Tottenham Hotspur on December 2.
We usually have a bad November, but could it be different under Emery?