A set of grueling fixtures for Arsenal begins with the trip to Anfield this Saturday.February could potentially define Arsenal’s season,the game is also massive for Liverpool given their top four ambitions and an outside shot at the title.Defeat for the Merseyside club will all but end their title hopes.For Arsenal a point will suffice however a win could prove inspirational.Arsenal have a fantastic record at Anfield unbeaten in their last 6 league meetings.
Liverpool will feel aggrieved to drop two points in their last game against West Brom given the stranglehold they had over the Baggies.Luis Suarez will give Arsenal 40 million and one reasons to worry about and along with Daniel”I will pass only to me”Sturridge the home side have a formidable forward line.Defensively Liverpool are suspect and their midfield were clueless against us back in November.But they have in them a resurgent Steven Gerrard and the wily Coutinho, while Sterling is a bright prospect.Brendan Rodgers hasn’t won a game against Arsenal with Liverpool and he would want to break that run.
Table Topping Arsenal(Yes,I really love that) are in the midst of a fresh injury crisis at the midfield.Ramsey is out,Wilshere is a doubt,Flamini is suspended and new signing Kallstrom is injured.Arsenal eh!Some of the fears would have been alleviated though by Chamberlain’s Ox to Ox performance against Palace.Arteta was metronomic and hopefully he can repeat his performance in the fixture, he was exceptional(Arsene’s favorite)that day.Santi Cazorla is among the goals and Mesut Ozil is due a big performance.The great thing about this Arsenal team is that everyone is stepping up to the plate when needed.Giroud will lead the line Mertesacker and Koscielny will have to be immense to keep the famed SAS quiet.
MAN TO WATCH
Liverpool: Luis Suarez
The poster boy of Liverpool has scored 23 goals and is the league’s topscorer.The guy despite all his antics is world class and will pounce at every mistake or a momentary lapse in concentration.The Arsenal defence will have to be on their toes to keep the rampaging Uruguayan at bay.
Arsenal: Santi Cazorla
Ooh Aah Santi Cazorla has returned to his scintillating best.He is scoring the goals after an injury ravaged first half of the season.The pass to Chamberlain for his first goal against Palace was exquisite.His propensity to join the play from the left or right wherever he starts is crucial to way Arsenal play.Cazorla opened his Arsenal account against Liverpool last season at Anfield and they say History repeats itself.Lets believe its true in the case of Arsenal and Cazorla.
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