Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta spoke to the media, ahead of Sunday’s big match against Liverpool.
His main points of the press conference were the availability of Saliba and Saka, how he is planning on setting up his team and is he confident about getting a win at Anfield for the first time since 2012.
When asked about Saliba’s recent injury and whether he is fit to play this weekend, Arteta stated:
“There are no real changes with the rest of the players who were still injured. We have some hope with one of them tomorrow – maybe he’s able to train.”
He also said that Saka is over his illness and will play on Sunday.
About the game and the atmosphere at Anfield, Arsenal boss said the following:
“That they are a great team, managed by a top manager and they create an incredibly atmosphere that makes it really difficult for us, for any opponent, as it is when to come to the Emirates.
You know, it’s very, very difficult, so we know that, and the opportunity is ahead of us there on Sunday to do something that we have done in the last two or three years, to win in places that the team didn’t do for many, many years.”
He also went on to say that he has really enjoyed the season so far and his team has a big opportunity on Sunday and that is what is driving the Gunners to come back to London will all three points.
It seems like the Arsenal boss is confident ahead of the Gunners trip to Anfield this weekend and he has a right to be with his side currently 29 points ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.