Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has given his opinion on the Liverpool v Arsenal game this weekend and whether the Gunners can win at Anfield for the first time since 2012.
The Gunners have not win a Premier League away match at Anfield for 11 years. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was actually in playing in midfield for the Gunners that day in the 2-0 victory.
However they head to Merseyside off the back of seven consecutive leagues victories which is a record under Mikel Arteta’s management, but they face a difficult challenge to make it eight wins in a row.
In contrast, Liverpool have not won any of their last four matches in all competitions.
It’s clear who’s going into the game on better form with Arsenal sitting top of the league & Liverpool currently in eighth place, however when the venue is Anfield, form goes out the window.
Ian Wright and given his prediction on the massive game that awaits his former-club and he backs Arsenal to get the job done on Sunday afternoon.
Speaking on the Wrighty’s House podcast, he said:
“Liverpool’s performance away to Man City was disappointing because it felt like an old champion going back into the ring.
For a couple of rounds it looked like they were back but then they were gone after the first punch. Man City just steamrolled them and it was quite embarrassing for Liverpool in the end.
I think Arsenal have the energy and the capabilities to cause Liverpool problems. It’s a question of how long we can sustain it at Anfield because that’s not something we’ve done for a while there.
Can we sustain the pressure you need so Liverpool don’t go bang, bang, bang? That’s what I’m excited to see.”
Ian Wright goes on to say how he thinks Arsenal can beat Liverpool at Anfield this weekend as this Arsenal team is different to the ones that arrived in Merseyside before them.
The Gunners didn’t have Zinchenko or Gabriel Jesus before, which is one reason.
“If we can beat them – which I think we can – then I’m starting to get very excited. I’m excited as it is but these are the huge games in a title race.
I think Arsenal can do it, I’m confident Arsenal can do it. It’s so exciting. I can already feel the buzz around that game.
With what’s going on at Liverpool, it’s the time to attack them and get them to answer some questions.
I know we’re going to have a period in that game where if Liverpool are not at it, we’re probably going to score a couple of goals.
That’s what I’m excited about. I like our mentality and we’ve got to go there and do what we’ve been doing over the past month or so.”
Arsenal currently hold an eight-point lead over Manchester City, but have played one game more game than Pep Guardiola’s side.