How to Watch Arsenal vs. Liverpool

Annette Crawford
January 18, 2018

The Gunners want to surpass Liverpool in the table and enter the top four, while the Reds want to get some breathing room over Arsenal and start putting pressure on Chelsea.

Arsenal and Liverpool played out a highly entertaining 3-3 draw at the Emirates as the festive season of football started with a classic.

Former Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister offers up his take on a Liverpool boon if Arsenal do indeed stick with their open floor plan.

Oxlade-Chamberlain did not feel he would be played in his favoured position at the Emirates, and also turned down a move to Chelsea for the same reason. "In a big club you have big competition for every single place". He really fits into the Liverpool ethos and as a result has to be the first name on the team sheet each week.

The Egyptian worldwide came close to picking up a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw against Everton in the Merseyside derby at Everton. It means more channels for Roberto Firmino to take advantage of.

However, for all the entertainment, both Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp will be bemoaning the poor defending throughout.

Simon Mignolet
GETTY Simon Mignolet will be looking for another clean sheet against the Gunners

Though there are lots of interesting individual matchups in this one, the key matchup could potentially come down to youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who has started the last two league matches over Sead Kolasinac, going up against Salah, who now leads the race for the Golden Boot with 14 goals.

"A few weeks ago, I saw a statistic for the longest-serving coaches in the Bundesliga and I'm the record coach of two clubs - Mainz and Dortmund". "He's integrated quickly and has scored a lot of goals and given a lot of assists too", Kolasinac told press on Thursday.

"I think that's always hard to defend when you have to run back toward your own goal". I know how it is if you're kind of a big signing.

You see, but it's that "might just" that's not all together convincing.

"What he's got to do is not necessarily look at a number, just continue to do what he's doing; offer himself when the ball's at the other end of the pitch, get himself in the box".

They probably have the speed defensively to deal with Liverpool's attacking threat but I'm not sure they have the positional understanding.


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