Some are suggesting that the Gunners’ bubble is starting to burst following a Champions League reverse against Borussia Dortmund before another setback against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup, although it should be observed that the latter defeat simply illustrated that Arsenal don’t have the squad depth of some of their rivals.
Let’s realise that the north London side are still top of the Premier League after nine games played, with the team unbeaten since losing to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season and BetVictor bookies offer odds of 13/10 that they claim three points on Saturday evening.
Several key players will return to the first team for this encounter, including Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud and Per Mertesacker, while Aaron Ramsey will be a popular bet to add to his tally of eleven goals for the season and the Welshman can be backed at 21/2 to score the first of the game.
Ramsey has not gone more than three games without a goal and he’s a 7/2 chance to find the net at any stage of this match, although perhaps he was never going to continue scoring goals at such a fast rate of knots after a flying start to the campaign.
An interesting sub-plot to this game is the fact that Luis Suarez will take to the pitch after being the subject of a £40,000,001 bid from Arsenal during the summer which saw the Uruguayan agitate for a move away from Anfield before being persuaded to stay.
Brendan Rodgers was clearly less than impressed by the actions of the north London club although it’s clear to see why the Gunners wanted to land the talented forward who scored a hat-trick against West Brom last weekend with the minimum of fuss.
Suarez is an 11/2 chance with Sky Bet to break the deadlock in this match, having bagged six goals in his past four games for the Reds, while strike partner Daniel Sturridge continues to top the scoring charts and scored a peach of a chip against the Baggies.
Liverpool are a 12/5 shot to claim victory in this match and really cement their title credentials, with this game having finished in an entertaining 2-2 draw last term and it’s easy to see plenty of goals being scored again.
Neither defence are performing too impressively this season and 13/1 isn’t a bad shout when it comes to a 2-2 scoreline, while Arsenal are an eye-catching 28/1 to win 3-2 in what could be a topsy-turvy contest between the two teams.
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