Arsenal travel to Anfield for their third match of the Premier league campaign in search of a goal and their first win. Arsenal played two frustrating draws against Sunderland and Stoke where they failed to score. The positive that came out of that was that Arsenal didn’t concede and defended well without Sagna and Koscielny. You can already see the Steve Bould influence.
Arsenal when last time travelled to Anfield won 2-1 with the man who must not be named scored twice and Song and Sagna got the assists. All three of them wouldn’t be available as one is enjoying a good start at Manchester, one completed his dream move to Spain and one is still sidelined due to injury. There was no one from Liverpool who could put the ball past Szczesny that day except from Koscielny who scored an own goal to put Liverpool 1-0 up.
The Polish goalkeeper had one of his best games that day, saving a penalty and the rebound and denying the likes of Suarez and Kuyt to get on the scoresheet. On the other hand, Koscielny has had a bad game every time at Liverpool, getting sent off in the first one and scoring an og in the second. He has returned from his injury though and would most likely start.
Predicted line up:
Szczesny returned from his injury which means it would be the Pole starting ahead of Mannone who did keep a clean sheet last week against Stoke. Szczesny had a game to remember last season at Anfield and would surely want a similar game on Sunday.
The back four who has been brilliant – keeping two clean sheets in two games – would see Laurent Koscielny partner Vermaelen and dropping Mertesacker to the bench. Jenkinson would look to impress down the right hand side and so would Gibbs on the left.
The midfield trio would likely remain unchanged with Mikel Arteta playing the disciplined role with Diaby and Cazorla ahead of him. Cazorla has impressed in the last two games, dictating play and testing the keepers from distance. He would fancy a chance at goal as well to open his account at Arsenal.
Podolski, Giroud and Walcott would be the front three most likely with Gervinho have a frustrating game last week at Stoke where he played down the right side, keeping Theo on the bench. Podolski and Giroud both will want to score their first goals with both of them coming close against Stoke on two occasions.
Arsenal should finally register their first Premier League goal for this campaign and hopefully get the three points.