With the arrival of Mikel Arreta on the coaching bridge , the Gunners gradually progressed over the past season. The team has achieved noticeable success in defense, they have become much less conceded than at the start of the season. In the last 11 matches, only Tottenham managed to score more than one against the Gunners (1: 2).
Thanks in large part to their solid defense, Arsenal won the FA Cup, beating Sheffield United (2-1), Manchester City (2-0) and Chelsea (2-1) after quarantine this summer. It was the FA Cup victory that allowed the London club to play in the Community Shield.
In the offseason, the Gunners managed to strengthen the defensive line. They strengthened the center of the pitch with Willian, and Cedric Suares from Southampton was invited to the right edge.
Last season the Merseysides tried on championship medals in the Premier League for the first time in 30 years. Of course, this success became possible not only because of the huge attacking potential of Liverpool , but also because of the reliable play in defense. There were no more problems in the defense line. Lovren’s defender was sold to Zenit, but the latter did not make any difference and was rarely included in the squad. Instead, they took Kostas Tsimikas for the future.
Of course, at the end of the season, Jurgen Klopp’s team sometimes allowed themselves to play the fool, but it was difficult for the coaching staff to find motivation, because they became the champion long before the end of the championship.
In 10 of their last 11 official matches , Arsenal have conceded no more than a goal.
A month ago, Arsenal beat Liverpool in the Premier League 2-1.
In 7 of 11 previous official matches , Liverpool have scored no more than two goals.
15.07.20 Arsenal Liverpool 2: 1
10/30/19 Liverpool Arsenal 10: 9
08.24.19 Liverpool Arsenal 3: 1
12/29/18 Liverpool Arsenal 5: 1
03.11.18 Arsenal Liverpool 1:1
12/22/17 Arsenal Liverpool 3: 3
08/27/17 Liverpool Arsenal 4: 0
03/04/17 Liverpool Arsenal 3: 1
08/14/16 Arsenal Liverpool 3: 4
There is still a difference in class between the teams – Liverpool is stronger in terms of the level of performing skills . Therefore, Arsenal are unlikely to agree to play on a collision course. In our opinion, the Londoners will focus on reliable defense and try to catch the opponent on counterattacks. Arsenal are unlikely to allow a lot to score , as will Liverpool, which have no losses in the rear.
Our forecast – total under 3 for 1.89 in bookmaker 1xBet