Arsenal vs Liverpool

Arsenal vs Liverpool Live: Liverpool defeat Arsenal 5-1 and go nine points clear at the top of the Premier League table. Ainsley Maitland-Niles had given Arsenal the lead with his first PL goal on 11 minutes, but shortly afterwards Firmino turned the match on its head with, The addition of club record signing Nicolas Pepe adds firepower to an already impressive array of attacking weapons, but the arrivals of Dani Ceballos and David Luiz could have a greater impact on Saturday.

Something’s got to give and you can listen to commentary of the match LIVE on talkSPORT from 5:30pm – the third of our three live commentaries on GameDay.

And if there’s one thing that is almost guaranteed whenever Liverpool and Arsenal play each other it’s goals.

In fact, of the last seven times the two sides have met, six of them have produced four or more goals.

Goalless draws are pretty rare between the Reds and the Gunners too with only five 0-0’s happening in the 54 Premier League meetings they’ve had.

But just because there have been lots of goals between Liverpool and Arsenal in previous seasons doesn’t mean that there will definitely be goals this time around.

However, has looked at this season’s stats on and and it looks as though this match is destined for goals, goals, goals.Although they’ve a 100 per cent record both Liverpool and Arsenal have looked a bit vulnerable defensively.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have conceded an average of 13 shots per game, while the Gunners have conceded an average of 13.5 shots per game, suggesting there will be plenty of chances on offer – leaving them amongst the worst at repelling chances so far this season.In terms of attacking, we noticed an interesting trend that could see a lot of action when Arsenal attack though.

They had six shots from the left-hand side of the pitch against Burnley while also trying their luck on the left a few times in their opening weekend victory against Newcastle.Meanwhile, Liverpool have looked slightly more vulnerable on their right-hand side so don’t be surprised if Trent Alexander-Arnold is kept busy by the likes of Nicolas Pepe or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

But by the same token, Arsenal do look weak on their right and although Liverpool’s attacks have been largely central, they’ll surely see how Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who is not a natural full-back, will be able cope with the in-form Sadio Mane on Liverpool’s left.And as for Mane and that dangerous front line he plays in alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, they’ve all experienced joy against Arsenal in the past.

Firmino has scored in all four home matches he’s played against the Gunners, while Mane has scored in all three home matches he’s faced Arsenal as a Liverpool player and Salah has two against them, scoring in both games he’s faced Arsenal at Anfield.The reigning European champions and Arsenal are the only teams to have won their first two league games—the first time since 1990-both sides won their opening two fixtures.

Arsenal won the league at the end of that campaign but despite their perfect start, it seems unlikely the Gunners will end the long wait for a Premier League title that has entered its 15th season.

Liverpool’s title drought has been twice as long, but the Reds could be alone at the top of the table with a win on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s men picked up where they left off last season, thrashing Norwich 4-1 before winning 2-1 away at Southampton, and hope to extend their dominance over Arsenal.

The Gunner’s most recent trips to Anfield have been nothing short of a disaster. Over the last three seasons, Arsenal has been blown away by Liverpool’s high-tempo brand of soccer, losing 3-1, 4-0 and 5-1.

The last of those defeats came as Arsenal had the temerity of taking the lead, before displaying the kind of chronic defensive naivety that has been its achilles heel for years.

Unai Emery has recruited well in the summer, and it will be intriguing to see if the Arsenal coach opts to fight fire with fire as he did last season, or whether he will adopt a more considered approach.

The Spaniard has looked like the kind of controlling midfielder Arsenal has lacked for too long, while Luiz should add experience to its shaky backline.

Arsenal defenders will be sorely tested at Anfield, with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino looking to torment the Gunners again.

The latter scored a hat-trick when Liverpool hosted Arsenal last season and is one goal away from becoming the first Brazilian to score 50 Premier League goals.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.