LONDON, England – Arsenal faces a pivotal match against Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on Sunday in the Premier League title race. The 2-1 win away to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday saw Arsenal close the gap to within two points of Jurgen Klopp’s side. Despite this, Liverpool went five points clear again with a 4-1 win at home to Chelsea.
Arsenal is hoping that a win on Sunday will take them back to second place, just ahead of Manchester City’s match away to Brentford on Monday. Liverpool, on the other hand, aims to celebrate Jurgen Klopp’s final season at the club with a second Premier League title under the German boss.
Liverpool has a strong record, having lost just once in the division this season. Although Arsenal managed to secure a draw in December’s meeting at Anfield, Liverpool has shown resilience with wins against Burnley, Newcastle United, and AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League. Additionally, they reached the final of the Carabao Cup, earning a 3-2 win on aggregate over Fulham in the semi-finals.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is hopeful for a positive outcome, emphasizing the need to play the way they performed in the last two games against Liverpool and to be more efficient in the critical areas. Meanwhile, Klopp is focused on the game and learning from their previous encounters with Arsenal.
In terms of team news, Arsenal will be without Thomas Partey, Fabio Vieira, and Jurrien Timber. Liverpool will assess the fitness of Darwin Nunez and continue to be without key players including Mohamed Salah and Joel Matip.
When it comes to facts and stats, Arsenal has a decent record against Liverpool, having taken five points from their last three Premier League games against Liverpool. They are looking to remain unbeaten in four league games against the Reds for the first time in several years.
As the teams gear up for Sunday’s match, the significance of the outcome is clear. It promises to be an intense battle as the two sides vie for a crucial win in the Premier League.