Preview - Arsenal vs Liverpool 04 November 18

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Match Day 11
Arsenal vs. Liverpool
Sunday, November 4th 2018
01:30am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Emirates Stadium

Arsenal: 
Last five matches form: W W W W D
Average goals per match: 2.40
Average goals against per match: 1.30
Top Scorer: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (7)

Liverpool:
Last five matches form: W D D W W
Average goals per match: 2.00
Average goals against per match: 0.40
Top Scorer: Sadio Mané (6)

The pick of the fixtures on Match Day 11 in the Premier League comes at the Emirates with this clash between two of the in-form sides in the division. It's Arsenal vs Liverpool in what looks set to be a cracker.

This game finished in a 3-3 draw last season. Liverpool were well on top at Anfield though, beating the Gunners 4-0.

Konstantinos Mavropanos, Laurent Koscielny and Mohamed Elneny are out injured for Arsenal who must also do without the suspended Matteo Guendouzi. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is the only confirmed absentee for Liverpool.

Arsenal's 11 game winning streak came to an end at Crystal Palace last weekend when they were held to a draw. Having beaten Blackpool in the League Cup in midweek though they are now unbeaten in 13, and have played some lovely stuff at times this season.

Liverpool are unbeaten in ten in the Premier League this season and are currently level on points with defending Champions Manchester City. Their two toughest away trips so far this season have seen them win at Tottenham and draw at Chelsea.

The way Arsenal have been playing we wouldn't have much between these sides from an attacking perspective. Where Liverpool do have the clear edge though is in defence, a fact illustrated by the fact they have conceded just four goals in their ten league outings to date.

If any side can make a way through the Liverpool rear guard at present, we suspect it may well be Arsenal. We don't see the Gunners winning this, but they may well pick up a point in an entertaining draw.


Prediction: Arsenal 2 - 2 Liverpool

Harry85

Half time: 0 - 0
Full time: 1 - 1
Shots:  12 - 10
Shots on target: 5 - 3
Corner Kicks: 5 - 8
Possession: 61% - 39%

Just the one booking for each side in this one. Referee Andre Marriner taking the names of Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal and Fabinho of Liverpool.

Despite the good run they have been on there are still those who have been doubting whether Arsenal have improved this season. Whilst they didn't win this game, their performance will perhaps have gone a little way towards quietening those doubters. Dominating possession, they may have had to come from behind to salvage a point but would have been hard done by had they come out of this one with nothing.

The Gunners had their chances in the opening half. Alexandre Lacazette seeing one close range effort well waved by Allison and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finding the side netting.

The first half's big moment came though when Sadio Mané did find the back of the net for Liverpool only to have the effort controversially chalked off for offside. 0-0 at the break.

It was Liverpool who took the lead in the 61st minute. Arsenal failing to deal with a cross from the left-hand side and the ball breaking to James Milner on the edge of the area to power an effort into the bottom left.

Arsenal's equaliser came in the 82nd minute. Alex Iwobi slipping in Alexandre Lacazette in the left hand side of the area. Alisson forcing Lacazette wide but the frontman doing well to retain his composure and finish excellently into the right hand side of the goal. 1-1 final score.

Liverpool remain one of three unbeaten sides in the Premier League at the end of Match Day 11 but drop down to third spot on the back of this draw. Arsenal remain in fifth spot.




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