Arsenal will be facing their first top-six test of the season come this Saturday. This might tend to be the most difficult of the lots. Whatever the case may be, The Gooners would need to persevere. The Gooners travel to Anfield to face a Liverpool side that currently sit top of the Premier League, are champions of Europe, and have not lost at home since April 2017. It is a daunting task, and a terrific litmus test for this bright, exciting, but slightly raw iteration of Unai Emery’s imagination.
However, Unai Emery is able to welcome back Granit Xhaka after the Switzerland international missed the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Burnley last weekend with bruising to his lower back and leg. Unai Emery has been in a light-hearted mood and this was his thoughts on the Liverpool clash:
“For us we don’t want to play against Liverpool ever. We’d prefer not to play against them.
“That is really our challenge, a really good test. For the supporters, for all of us, going there with six points is good.
“Really our target is to reduce the distance to Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea.
“When we play against them it is a big challenge to show how we can be. [Saturday] is going to be a very good match.”
“We are going to prepare first by adapting to them, their gameplan and individual players and after to impose our gameplan and capacity. Wishing all Gooners the very best of luck….We can do this.