Arsenal will be targeting their third straight opening Premier League win when they take on hosts Liverpool at Anfield, a feat they have not achieved since 2004/5 when they went on to win five consecutively.
Mikel Arteta will come into this one with some renewed belief having beaten Liverpool in the last two meetings – Last league game and a Community Shield – whether Liverpool wanted those games badly (they had won the league already and many teams do not the Shield so serious), will be a debate for another day.
One big worry for Arsenal is that their star man Pierre Aubemayang has always fired blanks against Liverpool – To be more specific, he has not had a shot on target in the last four league games against Liverpool per Opta stats.
The Gunners can find solace in Alexander Lacazette who has scored four goals in last six games but can he singlehandedly lift them over Anfield?
Arsenal will not be with two defenders Sokratis and Mustafi but with Kieran Tierney returning, he will play with Holding and Gabriel in a back three.
That back three will be in for a long night to prevent Salah, Firminho and Mane who have Thiago Alcantara expected to start.
Liverpool have not been convincing in their first two games – They squeezed a win off newcomers Leeds and needed a red card to overcome Chelsea. Will lightening struck for the third time?
Who To Trust? Liverpool have enough firepower going forward and going by the trend of the season so far, whoever has the ability to score more, has had a chance to win games. It will be difficult but Arsenal has always proved to be poor visitors against top teams, and they have lost all the last four trips at Anfield.
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