It’s another weekend of beautiful football and as I sit down here watching other teams play, I almost cannot wait for Monday to come.
For our first taste of Monday night football this season, we face Liverpool.
In our last meeting, Liverpool lost that game 4-1 thanks to goals from Bellerin, Ozil, sanchez and Giroud and we can be sure they would still be haunted by that defeat and would like to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
After signing almost 10 players this window, they sure would love to show us that they are a better and more improved side.
Unlike Arsenal though, Liverpool haven’t lost this season. Picking up maximum points from their first two games, scoring two and conceding none.
You can argue though, that like a lot of the so-called ‘big teams’ save for City though, Liverpool haven’t been really impressive but have somehow managed to win their first two games.
In a contest of 46 meetings that has seen Liverpool win 16, Arsenal 15 and 15 draws we could expect that both teams would want to use this game to get their season running.
What better way to get your season running than a win against one of your rivals yh??
In new signing Christian Benteke, Liverpool would feel they have someone who could upset the Arsenal defence and maybe add to his tally for the team after scoring a controversial goal in the win against Bournemouth.
They would look to catch Arsenal through set pieces mostly considering the fact that they have a big man up front in Benteke but I believe the likes of Mertesacker are ready to deal with and nullify that threat already.
Following that win over Crystal Palace, I believe the Arsenal team are in high spirits and would relish the chance to get one over this title ‘pretenders’ called Liverpool.
For Petr Cech, this could be the match where he wins the fans over after a horror showing in his first game that has left the jury out on him. I always refer back to his vision and mission statement when he signed for us, ‘’I am here to keep cleansheets’’. Well now would not be a bad time to start.
Good for us though, no new injury concerns and as Wenger confirmed in his presser on Friday none of the players out injured are back to the team.
Quoting him, he said ‘’we have nobody back from the players who did not play against Crystal Palace. All of the players who were available at Crystal Palace should be available on Monday night’’.
With that said, we could expect the same starting line up from the game against Palace as long as we don’t experience any injuries before then.
Goodluck to the team though, I for one believe we could come out of that game with the 3 points and hope we do.
See you on Monday night.