Mikel Arteta is not ruling out the challenge Liverpool have despite their mediocre league form.
When asked if Liverpool are still lethal in attack, Arteta said: “Absolutely. Against these types of teams, with the quality that they have, they are going to punish you for every error that you do.
Even when you don’t make errors and you do everything perfectly, they are still able to break your lines, to create an individual action and to score a goal. Obviously, it is a team where nothing has to be given to them.”
And despite the Gunners being four points behind the champions, the Arsenal boss is focused solely on his side and not their next opponents.
He added: “I prefer to look at ourselves. What they have done in recent years has been incredible. Obviously the competition that they were facing with Manchester City made both teams better and I think they’ve been pushing each other to a different level, one that we probably haven’t seen in the Premier League. That’s the level that we have to reach to compete with them. This season is so different, in particular they have had a lot of issues internally with big injuries. But they’re still amazing with what they’ve done.”
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When and where?
The match will take place at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (April 3).
What time is kick-off?
The game kicks-off at 8pm.
Is it on TV?
Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool
Bukayo Saka (hamstring) and Emile Smith Rowe (hip) are to be assessed by their club.
William (calf) is available but Granit Xhaka (illness) and David Luiz (knee) both sidelined.
Liverpool have Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk all out.
Roberto Firmino (knee) has fully recovered.