Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta stated on Friday that his team can halt their losing skid against Liverpool this weekend, which would help them maintain their position atop the Premier League.
On Saturday, second-place Liverpool takes on Arsenal, who lead the table with 39 points after 17 games.
When Arteta was still with Arsenal, the north London team’s last triumphant Premier League visit to Anfield occurred in 2012.
“It is going to be a special atmosphere for both teams and it is strong opposition.
“We will prepare to win it and go for it – it will be an intense match,” Arteta told reporters.
“It is always great to be in the highest position in this league and we will try to maintain that, but we have to be intelligent to manage the game.
“Last time we beat them was a while ago and it was a good moment, which is something we can replicate tomorrow.”
Three midfield players are out with injuries, according to the Spanish manager, who stated: “Thomas Partey is still finishing up his treatment. He hasn’t yet participated in team training.
“Mo Elneny hopefully will train with us today. Jorginho is still a doubt.”