Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Emery wants his Arsenal squad to ‘write a new history’

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is expected to make changes on Wednesday Arsenal manager Unai Emery is expected to make changes on Wednesday
Kristopher Love | 05 November, 2018, 12:31

The Cherries have made a fine start to the season to sit in sixth place, two places and three points better off than Jose Mourinho's struggling United side.

Arsenal are back in the fourth. Unai Emery had a big task after what felt like 50 years of Arsene Wenger. To be fair, that away game at Crystal Palace was perhaps their toughest game of the 13 games in the run. They had a couple of promising moments - the kind that City were vulnerable to last season - but this time City just closed the game out with ruthless efficiency'.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is still struggling from an injury and looks a pale shadow of the player who took England by storm past year, according to Martin Keown.

"But why he always forgetting we have a strong bench".

"The result tomorrow is very important but first I want to show them, to show you and to show everybody our best mentality in the game". Today, we are going to do the last training with the players. No wonder that both the teams that share the trait also share the top spot in the table.

When and what time is the Arsenal vs Liverpool?

Arsenal vs Liverpool match will be aired on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD.

Roberto Firmino failed to influence the Reds' gameplay as much as he would have liked and played a quiet game against the London-based club. It doesn't have to, we saw in the Manchester City game (a goalless draw) that, but it is possible at least. At the other end, they've conceded 62% of goals in the first half. However, Arsenal has a habit of cranking up the volume when it matters the most.

The Gunners legend spoke about the league clash between the two English giants while he was on BT Sport.

Arsenal have some major problems in the full-back department with Hector Bellerin likely to miss out with a muscle problem, while Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac are yet to return to full fitness after their injury layoffs. Laurent Koscielny is also unlikely to feature due to being unfit. Emery had used Granit Xhaka as left-back but it remains to be seen if the coach will take the risk, considering Liverpool's attacking flair. Other than the former Gunner, Alexander-Oxlade Chamberlain, rest of the squad is fit and well rested.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Sadio Mane's first-half goal was wrongly ruled out for offside in his side's enthralling 1-1 draw at Arsenal. In defence, Joe Gomez might be preferred over the error-prone Dejan Lovren.