Arsenal vs Liverpool Match Preview: Fighting to Stay in Third place


As I write this Arsenal match preview, I think it is safe to say we are all super excited for the Premier League to get back on the way. This Saturday, Liverpool travel to North London to take on an Arsenal team that went into the international break with a string of good games.

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Arsenal has been finding the back of the net and has been playing good enough defense to win. Although, Liverpool is not the team they were last year, they were on a similar run of good games, like Arsenal, before the break. All of which sets the building block for a very exciting game.

Prediction: Arsenal 3-1 Liverpool

1) Rest up and Ready to GO

Although the major players on Arsenal’s starting eleven played with their respective national teams over the past week, it was not at the same level of intensity and commitment as it would have been playing League games. As a result, key players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil should be well rested and mentally set for the final stretch of the season.

Furthermore, injured players such as Jack Wilshere got some time to heal from injuries and previously injured players like Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott were able to get continue to strengthen themselves.

2) Crunch Time = Wenger Time

Wenger may be too focused on the attack. Wenger may be too reluctant to spend big money for players. Some may even say, Wenger may have managed Arsenal for too long. But not many people can argue that when April and May come along Wenger always figures out whats wrong and finds a way to win.

Our recollection of how the past 2 season have ended are both great memories. Wenger seems to step up to the occasion and always figure out a way to carry his players home.

3) Gabriel Paulista can speak English

Honestly, I have no idea if Gabriel Paulista can speak English yet, but last time he played with an Arsenal jersey he was wonderful. Surely another week in England cannot make Paulista worse off. Gabriel Paulista represents the future of the Arsenal defense. He plays with great instinct, coupled with great athletic ability. He can change the way opponents look at this Arsenal defense and I certainly hope to see more of him in the near future.

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