The Arsenal vs Liverpool duelwhich was supposed to take place on week 27 of the English Premier League will be held tonight local time or Thursday morning, March 17, 2022.
This match will be an opportunity for the Gunners who are ranked fourth in the standings to secure their position. If they are able to get full points, they will widen the gap with Manchester United (50 points) and West Ham (48 points) which are below them.
Mikel Arteta’s team is in a positive trend. They are unbeaten in the last seven matches, losing just once. Most recently, they won 2-0 at home to Leicester City last weekend.
However, Liverpool is not an easy opponent to beat. In the last two matches against the Reds in the semifinals of the English League Cup or Carabao Cup, Arsenal lost 2-0 on aggregate. After a goalless draw at Anfield, they lost 2-0 at home.
Their meeting in the Premier League last November, Arsenal also lost 4-0 away against Liverpool. By looking at their meeting record, the Gunners have to work hard to beat Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
The Reds now have the opportunity to close the gap on points with Manchester City, who failed to win against hosts Crystal Palace in Week 29. “After watching two games in the Premier League Cup, I would be surprised if they (Arsenal) took the lead so quickly,” said Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson. “Liverpool look more settled. Liverpool have to go ahead and win this game. Arsenal have done what they had to do by beating the other teams.”
Next, the latest news from both teams.
Striker Mohamed Salah and defender Ibrahima Konate will play Arsenal. Klopp confirmed both players will be available for the game at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening. Salah was previously sent off with a foot injury after scoring in the 2-0 win at Brighton at the weekend. However, the German coach revealed the injury is not serious and will be available. “Looks like (will play),” when asked if Salah will be available for the game against Arsenal, as quoted from the club’s official website.
He felt lucky the Egyptian striker was not seriously injured. “Yesterday a little swelling but the pain has reduced,” he said. Meanwhile, Konate, who previously missed the Reds’ last two games, has rejoined the team. However, James Milner and Kostas Tsimikas are likely to be out. Both are sick. At Arsenal , the only player in doubt is defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, who has missed their last six games with a calf injury. “Tomi is the only one who is still in doubt,” Mikel Arteta said on Tuesday. Arteta will confirm whether Tomiyasu can play or not after seeing his recent condition in recent training.
Next, the estimated line-up and match predictions.
Arsenal have not won just one of the last 18 meetings in all competitions, they beat Liverpool 2-1 to the hosts for July 2020. Arsenal neva scored in one of his last five meetings. Liverpool fit won three away games against Arsenal for the first time. Third meeting for 2022 after Liverpool won in the two-legged EFL Cup semi-final for January.
Arsenal are hoping to win six consecutive Premier League games for the first time since seven successive games under Unai Emery for 2018. Mikel Arteta’s team are trying to get their fourth home win in a row in the league. Only Liverpool have not won more points past Arsenal for their last six games. Arsenal are unbeaten in eight Premier League home games midweek under Arteta . Alexandre Lacazette was involved in 10 goals in 11 Premier League appearances, e scored three, made seven.
Arsenal Estimated Line-up : Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; lacazette.
Liverpool have not won eight Premier League games in a row for the first time since his run of 18 finals for February 2020. Dem don scored 21 goals and conceded twice during his current winning streak. The Reds have not kept three consecutive league clean sheets for the first time this season. Dem Don scored 34 Premier League goals away from home, more and every side for in the top flight. Mohamed Salah dons 20 Premier League goals in one season for the fourth time in his career.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Match Prediction
Seeing the latest performance of the two teams and their respective conditions, Liverpool seems to be difficult to beat. The Reds are more favored to be able to win against host Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the postponed Premier League match tonight.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are predicted to win this match, as was the last meeting between Arsenal and Liverpool in the English League Cup semi-final second leg in January.