The first of two meetings for Liverpool and Arsenal in the space of four days scheduled for this week in the Premier League. Liverpool plays host to Arsenal at Anfield on Monday night with kickoff at 10 pm.
Both teams enter in the match with two wins since the Premier League start. The two teams are making it a habit to battle against each other given the side faced twice before the closure of the Premier League.
Arsenal managed to secure a win at the King Power Stadium in the midweek fixture to book a slot in the EFL Cup draw. As fate would have it, Arsenal will take on Liverpool this same week for a slot in the EFL Cup semi-finals.
In the last two encounters, Arsenal has come out victorious with the latest one being the Community Shield Cup win. Jurgen Klopp admitted the threat and brilliance of Mikel Arteta in transforming his side.
Liverpool came off a comfortable 2-0 win over Chelsea last weekend. It was not comfortably last time at Anfield when Liverpool took on Leeds. The seven-goal thriller exposed that the Reds can be vulnerable at times.
Sadio Mane has never lost a game at Anfield since he arrived from Southampton four years ago. The incredible record at Anfield is one to cherish for Jurgen Klopp. Monday night might prove the start of a new era for Arteta.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Head to Head
Both teams have met 38 times with Liverpool taking home11 wins while Arsenal with 14 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Lincoln City 2-7 Liverpool
Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool
Liverpool 4-3 Leeds United
Liverpool 7-2 Blackpool
Leicester 0-2 Arsenal
Arsenal 2-1 West Ham
Fulham 3-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool
Liverpool Team News
Jurgen Klopp might have a major injury concern this Monday with Allison a doubt ahead of the match. New signing Thiago Alcantara is also a doubt after missing training sessions with the camp.
Arsenal Team News
The fate of Guendozi and Ozil seems sealed with the duo missing the lineup for the Carabao Cup. David Luiz is back in the starting lineup after recovering from a neck injury. New signing Gabriel sets to start at the back three alongside Holding.
Prediction and Odds
Both teams are growing to know each other over a couple of months, but we expect a tough call this weekend.
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