We have two very average defences on show here who have struggled to keep clean sheets all season. But in each side's attack there's pace galore and a high probability of goals. Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looked close to his best last Sunday against Man United - only his finishing was missing but he rectified that in midweek with a brace against Bournemouth, while for Arsenal Alexis Sanchez continues to shine and Olivier Giroud looks back to full fitness and is quickly back amongst the goals again. Liverpool are averaging 14.7 shots per game this term, the 4th highest figure in the Premier League, while Arsenal, with 17.2 shots per game, are 2nd. Both teams have scored in 3 of the last 4 league meetings between them.
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Liverpool's 3-1 win over Bournemouth ended a 3-game winless run and Brendan Rodgers will challenge his players to build on that against Arsenal. The Reds won this fixture 5-1 last season, though that is their only win in their last 6 against the Gunners at Anfield.
Arsenal returned to winning ways in impressive fashion in the Premier League last time out, dispatching of Newcastle with relative ease in a comprehensive 4-1 win.
Liverpool have won just 2 of their last 8 Premier League fixtures (W2 D2 L4), with one of those coming at rock-bottom Leicester, while Arsenal have won 5 of their last 6 in all competitions. The Gunners have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against the Reds in all competitions.
Liverpool failed to convert some good possession in the 3-0 defeat at Man United but a change of strategy which involved playing Raheem Sterling as a lone striker among other things saw them beat Bournemouth in the League Cup in midweek and can perhaps be the basis of something to build on. Sterling scored twice in last season's 5-1 win against Arsenal, and he'll have a spring in his step after his return to the scoresheet against Bournemouth.
Sanchez has had a hand in 19 goals in all competitons this term, bagging 13 of them himself.
Posted on 19 Dec 2014, 20:35 GMT