Preview: Arsenal v Liverpool

Emirates Stadium

Ninth placed Arsenal will be desperate to secure maximum points tonight as competition hots up for European competition places. Having lost to Spurs at the weekend, a further slip from the Gunners will effectively end their chances. 

The home team’s prospects are buoyed by the inconsistent form of the already crowned Premier League champions, Liverpool, who have blown hot and cold since the restart. The Reds battered Burnley on Saturday but came up against the formidable presence of Nick Pope in the Clarets goal and were sucker punched at the end to draw 1-1. They left the field salty having been reminded that if you fail to convert your opportunities, there is enough quality in this division to ensure you pay the price. Jurgen Klopp will demand his team are less profligate in front of goal tonight and take their chances when they come.

For Arsenal fans, a quick look at past meeting with the Reds makes grim reading and casts an ominous shadow over lingering hopes of Europa League qualification. Of the last 10 games (league and cup), Arsenal have won none and conceded 31 goals, so there should be plenty here for armchair fans to enjoy.

Premier League: Arsenal v Liverpool – Wednesday at 8.00pm on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football and Now TV.