Arsenal welcome high-flying Liverpool to the Emirates on Saturday evening, and we select three match ups that could be key to the result .
Jurgen Klopp’s men will be desperate to extend their unbeaten run into the new campaign and victory at the Emirates will send a huge statement of intent to their title rivals.
Arsenal meanwhile, are on a good run of form with series of eye catching displays and are unbeaten in their previous 13matches in all competitions
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This is a fixture that usually guarantees goals with both sides finding the net 27times in the last five meetings.
Saturday’s game will see various key battles takes
place across the pitch, and the victor of each individual tussle could have a major bearing on the eventual outcome.
Here are three that stand out.
GINI WIJNALDUM VS MESUT OZIL
A lot of the game is likely to be played in the middle of the pack, And who shines more between wijnaldum and ozil could prove vital.
Wijnaldum has matured greatly in 2018/19, and his physical
dominance, improved defensive work and creativity
make him one of the first names on Klopp’s team-sheet currently.
Ozil meanwhile has been sensational since the Emery’s arrival and has been at the heart of the Gunner’s free flowing football.
Ozil will once again be deployed in attacking midfield and it will up to Wijnaldum to extinguish the threat of the 28-year-old
Either as a No6 or NO8,The Liverpool powerhouse has the ability to dictate
play from his deep-lying role, and Ozil will no doubt
be tasked with pressing the 26-year-old at every
Although Ozil can go missing if he’s haste upon and Wijnaldum will be fully aware of that. And should make his intent early enough into the game.
It should be an enthralling match-up between two
prodigiously gifted footballers, and keeping each
other quiet will be very much the order of the day.
VIRGIL VAN DIJK AND GOMEZ VS AUBAMEYANG
Aubameyang has been in scintillating form since his arrival from Dortmund 10months ago, and has been a nightmare for most Epl defenders. The Arsenal foward has been directly involved in 23premier league goals(17goals 5assist) more than any other Arsenal player, But on Saturday he will be asking for more than he can chew when he comes up against Van dijk and Gomez.
The Liverpool pair are in rich vein of form and have kept clean 6clean sheet in their opening 10games into the new season, Van dijk is known for his no-nonsense defending and on Saturday he will be more than a match for Aubemeyang.
It will be an interesting tussle and one you expect the Liverpool duo’s to emerge victorious
MO SALAH VS MONREAL/KOSALINAC
Monreal and Kosalinac will both pass a late fitness test prior to kick off, but who ever gets the nod will be up for a nightmare when he comes up against Mo salah on Saturday evening.
The Egyptian winger outlined his brilliance at the Emirates last season, and should he rekindle the same form on Saturday could prove too much for Arsenal.
There have been signs of his top-level returning in
the last couple of games, however, and Klopp needs him at his unplayable best against the Gunners on Saturday.The 26-year-old’s searing pace, perfectly-timed
movement and unpredictable nature can be a nightmare for anyone, And has already been involved in 5goals this season .
This feels like a really crucial tussle, and if Salah
manages to give Monreal/Kolasinac his toughest afternoon of the
season, Liverpool will have a great chance of ending
their opponents’ unbeaten league run since they lost to Chelsea at Stamford bridge few months ago.