Gunners v Reds promises to be a thriller


The meeting of Arsenal and Liverpool promises to be the pick of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures and could well turn out to be a goal-laden thriller if recent matches between the teams are anything to go by.

The 11th round Premier League match will be played at the Emirates Stadium in London on Saturday, 3 November 2018, kick-off at 19h30 CAT.

Arsenal comes into the match full of confidence despite seeing their seven-game winning run in the league brought to a halt by a 2-2 draw away to London rivals Crystal Palace last Sunday.

After a rocky start to their campaign, the Gunners have claimed 22 points from the last 24 available and rocketed up the log to fourth place. Quite whether Unai Emery’s team can continue to be top-four contenders remains to be seen, but right now they are riding the crest of a wave.

In Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil, Arsenal have three of the Premier League’s most in-form attackers, and they will look to trouble a Liverpool defence which has conceded just four goals this season (only top-of-the-table Manchester City have a better record).

Yet Liverpool boasts a massively potent attack of their own – especially as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have shaken off stuttering form and injury respectively to score two goals apiece across their team’s last two league wins over Huddersfield Town (1-0 away) and Cardiff City (4-1 at home).

The Arsenal v Liverpool rivalry is one of the greatest in Premier League history, with the teams meeting 52 times. The Reds have 19 wins compared to 15 for the Gunners, while 18 games have been drawn.

Of late, the teams have produced goal-laden matches. Their most recent meeting was a 3-3 draw at the Emirates in December last year (in which Arsenal came from two goals down to lead 3-2, before Roberto Firmino ensured a share of the spoils), while the last five league games between Arsenal and Liverpool have seen no less than 27 goals scored.

Arsenal v Liverpool – Head-to-Head, Premier League

Matches played 52
Arsenal wins 15
Liverpool wins 19
Draws 18

Last five Premier League results (most recent first)

Arsenal D W W W W
Liverpool W W D D W