Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal journey to Merseyside on Saturday (November 20) as they tackle Liverpool for the fourth spot within the league standings. Whereas each groups are in rivalry for a top-four end, their varieties are contrasting.
Arsenal’s begin to the season was nothing in need of horrendous as they misplaced their opening 4 video games.
A extra evident stat was that they failed to seek out the again of the web on every of the 4 events.
Mikel Arteta has misplaced extra Premier League residence video games in 20 months than Wenger did in his final 6 years as Arsenal supervisor. 😲 pic.twitter.com/FDQI35H8HA
— PurelyFootball®️ (@PurelyFootball) August 22, 2021
Nonetheless, Arteta has managed to show round fortunes on the membership with the crew on a 10-match unbeaten streak and looking out very very like a prime tier PL facet.
Then again, Liverpool have misplaced a few of their steam after taking simply eight factors of their final 5 video games.
Jurgen Klopp’s males have proven that at their greatest they will take the opposition to the cleaners with the 5-0 away victories at Watford and Manchester United proof.
Nonetheless, they’ve adopted it up with underwhelming shows too particularly their final two matches in opposition to Brighton and West Ham respectively.
Their match in opposition to West Ham was a first-rate instance as they had been bullied off the ball by the tall and muscular opposition gamers.
And these two outcomes have proven that groups can exploit Liverpool’s defensive block with proper methods and personnel.
First alternative I’ve had the time to do that for some time – I had a have a look at two set items from West Ham vs Liverpool final weekend.
Each are good examples of how easy blocks could make a world of area when executed accurately.
— Simon Bidwell (@Simon__Bidwell) November 14, 2021
A win for Arsenal will assist them pip Liverpool to fourth place whereas a win for Klopp’s males will guarantee they preserve near league leaders Chelsea, Manchester Metropolis and West Ham United.
For Jurgen Klopp males it has accidents, accidents and accidents. Earlier stories prompt that the crew might be with out seven gamers for the match in opposition to Arsenal.
Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita sustained accidents and joined Roberto Firmino, Curtis Jones, Joe Gomez, Harvey Elliot and James Milner.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 16, 2021
Nonetheless, Henderson, Mane and Milner took half in coaching for Liverpool on Tuesday which can alleviate some concern for Klopp.
Liverpool Predicted Lineup: Allison, Trent Alexander Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Thiago, Mane, Salah, Jota
In the meantime, the Gunners are set to be with out left-back Sead Kolasinac and midfielder Granit Xhaka whereas Thomas Partey could also be a contact and go determination.
Arsenal Predicted Lineup: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Maitland-Niles, Sambi, Smith Rowe, Saka, Aubameyang, Lacazette
If any participant can declare to be a game-changer on this match it’s got to be Mohammad Salah. The Egyptian has been on hearth this season and has already racked up 10 targets, the best within the league and 7 assists once more the highest within the league.
His tempo and good footwork will little doubt be the principle reason behind concern for the Arsenal backline.
And Salah has not solely been scoring targets he’s additionally setting them up. His exact passing and positioning additionally assist. One other trait that makes him harmful is that he can draw a defender or two with him thus creating area for his teammates to revenue.
9 – With 5 targets and 4 assists, Mo Salah registered 9 @premierleague objective involvements this October; the final participant to report extra in a single calendar month within the competitors was Mo Salah himself in December 2018 (10). Solely. pic.twitter.com/jWUa7GTZoV
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 12, 2021
As well as, Jota and Mane are in wonderful type and might shoulder the scoring tasks with Salah.
Elsewhere, Trent Alexander Arnold can be in wonderful type and will probably be a headache for Arsenal on their left facet.
Then again, Arsenal have began to turn out to be a greater facet and the 2 males primarily accountable are goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and Emile Smith Rowe.
Ramsdale has been in wonderful type together with his peak efficiency coming at Leicester Metropolis.
In the meantime, Emile Smith Rowe has been on track for the previous two matches.
4 – Emile Smith Rowe is barely the fourth participant to attain in three consecutive Premier League appearances when aged 21 or youthful for Arsenal, after Nicolas Anelka, José Antonio Reyes and Cesc Fàbregas. Expertise. pic.twitter.com/jKcLmLozIy
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 7, 2021
A month again the outcome would have closely tipped in favour of Liverpool. Nonetheless, the current type of each groups mixed with the harm listing at Anfield will be certain that the Gunners have probably the greatest probabilities to return away with a draw or win at Anfield.
Nonetheless, Liverpool are nonetheless one of many prime groups in Europe and on their day can simply destroy any crew at Anfield.
Foottheball predicts a 3-1 win for Liverpool.