Arsenal vs Liverpool
England Premier League
Date: Saturday 3rd April 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Arsenal’s old nemesis Jesse Lingard drew first blood in what looked set to be a comprehensive victory for West Ham at the London Stadium on March 21, as the Manchester United loanee rifled home before the Gunners completely switched off at a free kick and allowed Jarrod Bowen to tap home at the near post.
Things would go from bad to worse for a disconsolate Mikel Arteta as Tomas Soucek trebled West Ham’s lead just after the hour mark, with Arsenal’s defensive frailties coming to the fore once again, and a Hammers player would also score the fourth goal of the game, but this time Soucek saw Alexandre Lacazette’s effort deflect off his leg into the back of the net.
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Head to Head
- Last season Arsenal won this fixture 2-1.
- Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture Liverpool overcame Arsenal by 3-1.
- Since 2012 Liverpool have only won 1 league game at Arsenal.
- The last six league games in a row has seen both teams to score.
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Prediction
Liverpool travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal with perhaps one eye on their upcoming UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Real Madrid just three games later. The defending Premier League champions secured a rare win last time out in the Premier League, beating Wolves 0-1, only their second victory in the past eight league games contested by the Reds.
Arsenal may be in a position to take advantage here with the Gunners on a high recently under Mikel Arteta. A North London Derby triumph over Tottenham was backed up by them securing a spot in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League.
Most recently, Arteta’s men came back from three goals down to rescue a point away at West Ham. An entertaining affair is likely in prospect here, as neither side have impressed this season at the back.
Arsenal’s last four league fixtures have seen both teams score and regardless of who comes out on top between these two teams, it would be a surprise if one of them weren’t to at least find the net.
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Team News
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Chambers, David Luiz, Pablo Mari, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Pepe, Odegaard, Aubameyang; Lacazette
QUESTIONABLE: Saka (Injured), Smith-Rowe (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Jota, Mane
UNAVAILABLE: Van Dijk (Injured), Gomez (Injured), Matip (Injured), Henderson (Injured), Origi (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Kelleher (Injured)
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Pepe, Odegaard, Aubameyang; Lacazette
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Mane