Premier League – Arsenal take on Liverpool

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League Leaders Arsenal host Liverpool at Emirates Stadium – Sunday – kick-off at 4:30pm GMT.

Leaders Arsenal are currently eight places higher than their opponents Liverpool, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and ninth positions respectively.

Arsenal will seek to retain their position at the top of the table, this game is no exception

With a win in their previous game, (3-1) against Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal will likely be in a positive frame of mind.

Also, League leaders Arsenal keep finding ways to win, having secured seven victories in their last eight matches is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With 21 points (7W – 1L and 0D), they currently sit top of the League having won seven fixtures and lost one game.

Arsenal have won four meetings of their four League matches at home this season.

Arsenal will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 24 points and keep their momentum going forward.

Mikel Arteta could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

This season’s Premier League campaign, has so far seen Liverpool achieve 10 points

A 3rd successive, disappointing result for Liverpool will not be acceptable for Jurgen Klopp’s team. They will see this fixture as an opportunity to turn their form around after drawing 3-3 at Brighton & Hove Albion and 0-0 at Everton.

Also, Liverpool seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with two draws in two matches. With a ninth position in the league and 2 wins, 1 losses and 4 draws, they currently have 10 points in the League having won two meetings, drawn four fixtures, and lost one game.

Liverpool have drawn two fixtures and lost one game of their three League matches on the road this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Liverpool’s points from 10 to 13, so far this season.

Liverpool are likely to be missing five of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Arsenal v Liverpool – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Liverpool with a greater number of wins. In the last 69 meetings, they have enjoyed 26 victories, to Arsenal’s 19 wins. Further, Liverpool have been hugely successful away to Arsenal of late, winning 16 meetings times in the last ten. The last time they played each other in this competition Liverpool delivered a 0-2 away win.

Other standout players for Arsenal are Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard with five goals both and for Liverpool are Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz with five goals each.