Arsenal take on Liverpool at the Emirates on Saturday evening, in a fixture that’s undoubtedly the showpiece event from this weekend’s action-packed Premier League schedule.
Liverpool are one of 3 teams still with unbeaten records after 10 rounds of EPL matches, though Arsenal are actually ahead of Liverpool in the recent form table, collecting 16 points to Liverpool’s 14 over their latest 6-game stretch.
Arsenal are in the midst of a fabulous run of 12 wins in 13 games, a sequence that included 7 victories and 1 draw in the Premier League. The Gunners’ excitement should be tempered a little however given the fact that only 2 of the teams they faced in the league during that period were from the Premier League’s top 10.
Saturday’s meeting with Liverpool then, feels like a huge test of Arsenal’s recent resurgence under Unai Emery. The Gunners haven’t won any of their last 6 meetings with Liverpool in all competitions, and Jurgen Klopp’s razor-sharp attack have scored at least 3 times against Arsenal in each of their last 5 encounters with them.
With both teams in superb form ahead of their latest meeting, the outcome of Saturday’s contest is much harder to predict. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most important individual battles that are likely to play a key part in deciding the game at the Emirates.