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28 September 2020 12:41

Arsenal F.C. Liverpool F.C. 0–2 Arsenal F.C. Anfield

Get the FREE Mirror Football newsletter by email with the day's key headlines and transfer news Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta face off on Monday night as both managers will aim to continue their strong starts to the season. Kop bloss Klopp faces an injury crisis after Thiago Alcantara and Alisson missed training this week, while Arteta could welcome back Kieran Tierney. Arsenal have obviously made progress under Arteta but Jurgen Klopp's team will go from strength to strength and that is why I can't see anything other than a home win. Arsenal have won their last four games against fellow big six teams - Liverpool twice, City and Chelsea in the FA Cup final - by ruthlessly taking their chances from less possession. And Arsenal have scored in their last seven games against Jurgen Klopp's side, including five on their last visit to Anfield in the EFL Cup last October.

But after Manchester City 's home humbling by Leicester, this feels like a chance for Liverpool to make a big early-season statement. From all of Liverpool's updates to the must-read Reds stories, get them straight to your inbox without fuss by signing up for the fantastic Mirror Football newsletter! Liverpool got their title defence off to a shaky start as they edged out a seven-goal thriller against Leeds. Mikel Arteta has shown a capability to set his side up effectively for big games - including against Liverpool. Arsenal have started strongly and should be organised defensively to make life difficult for Jurgen Klopp's Reds.

But Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool is one of the best sides this Premier League has ever seen and they'll be too strong for the Gunners at Anfield. Mikel Arteta's Gunners have been starved of title glory for a while now - but things could be changing as a new-look Arsenal side plot a course to success. With Alisson and Thiago serious doubts for the match, it's set to be a hard-fought affair and Arsenal will feel this is a great opportunity to come away from Anfield with a point. But Liverpool have a great record in this fixture in recent seasons and their quality at full-back, in midfield and in attack should be enough to get them over the line against the in-form Gunners. There are evenly matched battles all over the park for this game – Aubameyang vs Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum vs Dani Ceballos and Jurgen Klopp vs Mikel Arteta to name a few.

While the Reds have injury worries with new arrival Thiago Alcantara and Alisson, the depth of squad Jurgen Klopp has built suggests they will have the edge on their own turf. Don't miss the big Liverpool FC stories by getting our newsletter Sign me up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Liverpool will be looking to get their first win in three games against Arsenal on Monday night, with Arteta's side winning their last two games against Jurgen Klopp's side in all competitions. The Reds will be without club captain Jordan Henderson, who is still suffering from a thigh injury, but Joe Gomez is set to be available, which gives Klopp a slight headache ahead of the game. With Fabinho playing so well as a central defender against Chelsea in their win at Stamford Bridge, Gomez could come back into the team, but there remains a chance Thiago will get his first start in midfield with Fabinho continuing in defence. We used FIFA 20 to have a bit of fun and get a unique prediction ahead of this Monday evening Premier League clash between Liverpool and Arsenal.

Liverpool vs Arsenal score predicted on FIFA We went with a Liverpool set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with the line-up as follows; Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane. Liverpool flew out of the traps in our simulation, taking just 11 minutes to open the scoring against Arsenal, with Thiago Alcantara scoring a great goal on his home debut. With the Reds awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area, Trent Alexander-Arnold stepped up to take it, but instead rolled the ball back for the Spaniard to hit first time, with the former Barcelona man curling his effort into the far corner. Despite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring a penalty in the 90th minute, the goal was nothing more than a consolation, with Liverpool getting a well deserved three points at Anfield. Full-time predicted FIFA score: Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal FIFA 20 predicts that Liverpool will have far too much quality for Arsenal, with Thiago scoring his first Red goal, followed by goals from Firmino and Keita, with Aubameyang scoring a late consolation goal. The late goals are flying in and there's Liverpool v Arsenal on Monday. There was a precedent to the hair-raising final few minutes at the AMEX on Saturday when Arsenal and Liverpool went even deeper into the injury-time abyss at the Emirates in April 2011. The Reds were a mournful shower of the team that had beaten Arsenal 5-1 during their title near-miss the previous season. Having lost only twice all season and beaten Manchester United 4-1 at Old Trafford, Liverpool needed a win to keep alive any realistic chance of beating Big Bad Fergie to the title. Andrey Arshavin was the unlikely four-hit wonder for the Gunners, scoring his last goal in the final minute of normal time to make it 4-3. In the context of Liverpool and Arsenal matches, this gave the Anfield side plenty of time to strike back, which they duly did with Yossi Benayoun in the 93rd. Arsenal needed to win by two clear goals at Anfield to claim the old First Division title from their hosts. Liverpool will be without captain Jordan Henderson for tonight's meeting with Arsenal, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed. Liverpool predicted XI: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.