Arsenal and Liverpool will be aiming for their first Premier League win of the season this weekend when the two teams meets at the Emirates.
Arsenal had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Newcastle in their first game, while Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Sunderland. Both teams would have been aiming for a winning start, so will be hoping to get back on track this weekend.
The Gunners in particular could do with the three points to boost morale after a dramatic summer that saw them lose a host of first-team players including captain and talisman Cesc Fabregas.
The whole club needs a lift and it is up to the team to pick up a much needed victory against Liverpool.
If three points are achieved, Arsene Wenger’s men can move on positively with their season, if they lose, the atmosphere around the ground will be very negative indeed.
As for the visitors, Kenny Dalglish’s men are extremely optimistic about the upcoming campaign and would love to prove that they can go to places like Arsenal and pick up a valuable away win.
Their summer was much more positive than Arsenal’s in the transfer market, that’s for sure. They brought in a host of new players including creative midfielder Charlie Adam, England winger Stewart Downing and Newcastle full-back Jose Enrique.
Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll were brought in during January too, so there is a fresh look about Liverpool’s squad and they will go into every match with the belief that at least one of their match-winners can turn on the style.
Arsenal’s home advantage probably means that they are slight favourites, but it is a tough one to call. The home side’s confidence could be fragile and Liverpool will look to capitalise on this.
This one gets underway at 12.45pm on Saturday lunchtime.