Arsenal was destroyed by Liverpool when these two teams met last at Anfield. The score read an embarrassing 5 -1. The two teams are once again going to clash in another fixture – this time it is the FA Cup fifth round fixture at the Emirates tomorrow. Arsenal might be thinking about revenge in this fixture.
But, things are not going to be easy for Arsenal, as they are facing an upbeat Liverpool side, who are playing some entertaining brand of football. They are scoring goals for fun and most of the credit goes to their strike force comprising of Suarez, Sturridge and Sterling. Gerrard, in Lucas' absence has played brilliantly in his role as a defensive midfielder. They have looked amazing and have looked a constant threat.
Arsenal are aware of the threat these players posses, hence there is a great pressure on Arsenal's defense not to leak goals as they did at Anfield. Laurent Koscienly and Per Mertesacker, the mainstays of the gunners defense would be tested once again by Liverpool front men, which is one of the best in England.
There is no dearth of quality players in Arsenal as well, but of late they have lacked colour in their game. Making matters worse, Santi Cazrola, their playmaker has been ruled out of the match. But, on a positive note, Flamini, who was missed badly by Wenger, will be come back from suspension. He could play an important role in breaking down Liverpool's attack.
There are chances that Arsenal might provide some rest to their players as well with an important game coming up against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Still, one can expect Wenger to come up with a team, which could take Wenger to the next round. While, Brendan Rodgers is expected not to make any changes in the squad that played last against Arsenal, as he has does not have the luxury of a huge squad like other clubs.
Irrespective of the team, which is placed on the field, the game between these two sides are always expected to be played in a high tempo resulting in a high-scoring match. It is the neutrals, who would enjoy the game to the hilt.