It’s a Super Sunday fixture this weekend as Arsenal host Liverpool in what will be a rather decisive fixture. The match kicks off at 4:30pm in the Emirates Stadium
Arsenal have fallen behind to second place on the table after Manchester City saw off The Saints yesterday in a 4-0 win. Only a win for the Gunners today will take them back to the top of the table.
A win for Jurgen Klopp’s men will take them up to 7th, just above Manchester United. They can be able to maintain that position if United do not win against Everton in the late fixture today.
Let’s go with a few stats and facts before the match:
• Arsenal have won one of their last 14 Premier League matches against Liverpool (D4 L9), a 2-1 home win back in July 2020. They’ve lost their last four in a row but have never lost five league games in a row against Liverpool.
• Liverpool have won their last two away league games against Arsenal, as many as in their previous 20 visits (W2 D9 L9). They’ve never won three consecutive away league matches against the Gunners.
• Arsenal are on a run of 13 consecutive Premier League matches without a clean sheet against Liverpool, conceding 39 goals in those games. They have only had one longer run against an opponent without a clean sheet in the competition: 14 versus Man City (ongoing).
• Arsenal have won their last seven Premier League home games, their longest run at the Emirates since a run of 10 in 2018-19 under Unai Emery. However, the Gunners haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last nine home league games.
• Liverpool have conceded the first goal in nine of their last 11 Premier League games, but have only gone on to lose one of those (1-2 vs Manchester United in August).
Possible starting XI for both teams are as follows:
Defenders: Tierney, Gabriel, Saliba, White
Midfielders: Xhaka, Partey, Martinelli, Odegaard, Saka
Defenders: Tsimikas, Matip, Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold
Midfielders: Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago
Forwards: Diaz, Firmino, Salah
Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool