Emery out to 'write new history' against Arsenal's major rivals


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"Certainly none of the 'Big Six".

Arsenal vs Liverpool match will be aired on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD.

Arsenal shook off their habit of getting off to slow starts in games as they came out attacking from the start and had the lion's share of chances in the first half - although Liverpool often looked unsafe on counters and hit the post through Virgil van Dijk before the break, while Sadio Mane's goal was questionably ruled out for offside.

Speaking this week to SkySports, he said: "Tottenham might not have signed anyone in the summer, but they've only got to get into the top four and before Monday night it was their best start to a season".

"It shows a bit the squad's character right now, also of the fans", he said of the fight Arsenal showed.

How good is Reds' defence? "And he can. He's very young and he's improving but also with the ambition [that] he can do more".

At the beginning of the season, the Football Association announced that yellow cards received will no longer be carried across varying football competitions, staying specific to each competition the booking is awarded in.

"If Hector Bellerin is injured, you're talking about Granit Xhaka at left-back, a central midfield player, and Stephan Lichtsteiner at right-back, who has been a good player but is almost 35 now".

Arsenal have already conceded 13.

However, the Gunners have certainly made up for this, as they are now 12 games unbeaten.

Of particular significance are problems in the full-back positions with both Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal doubtful for this one due to hamstring issues. Liverpool are expected to continue in the 4-2-3-1 formation once again, instead of the 4-3-3 setup that Klopp usually favours.

Andy Robertson is set to return at left-back after being rested last weekend. Asked whether Liverpool can sustain that form throughout the campaign, Klopp replied: "Yes". They have deserved it. This is Arsenal's biggest test for two and a half months and in that period they've done nearly everything asked of them. I just can not see how Arsenal will live with them.

So what should be the betting approach to this one?

There have been four cup finals, a FA Cup semi-final that went to three replays, two European meetings, the first ever BBC Match of the Day and a last-day - make that last minute - title decider. I saw yesterday that he won eight titles in two or three years. They are really strong.

It is that pressing which is often blamed for Liverpool's poorer second halves as energy levels drain.

With all that in mind, Liverpool/Draw is worth a dabble at [16].

There are those who believe that playing at home has very little influence on the performance of a team, however, the fact is that Arsenal have simply been phenomenal when playing at the Emirates.

Arsenal are facing something of a crisis at the back for the visit of Liverpool's risky front three, with as many as seven defensive players sidelined.

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