The defending champions Liverpool travel to London to face Arsenal in the Premier League’s game of the weekend.
Last time out, Mikel Arteta was able to breath a big sigh of relief as his Gunners came from 3-0 down to earn a point against West Ham.
The draw helped Arsenal remain unbeaten in their last four outings. While they continue to struggle, they have managed to climb up to seventh in the standings and will start Saturday’s late game (the match kicks off at 9pm) just four points off Liverpool.
The Reds, on the other hand, have three losses in their last five league games as they continue their indifferent form on the domestic front. A loss at the Emirates would be catastrophic for their top four intentions, although they are still on track in the Champions League.
A 1-0 win at Wolves following their decent outings against RB Leipzig in continental duties had many suggesting that Jurgen Klopp’s men were ready to challenge for the top four.
The international break would’ve come at exactly the wrong time as they have to find the same momentum once again.
They start this battle five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and looking to reverse current trends which has seen a home win in each of the last four league matches.
Both teams will be cautious of the implications of defeat which could lead to a slow start. Whoever takes control of the possession stakes will need to make sure that they are covered on the counter.
Will fortune favour the brave?