All but one of this weekend's Premier League games have taken place but there is one left…It is the one everybody has been talking about as Arsenal welcome Liverpool to the Emirates for some Monday night football.
It's been an underwhelming start to the season for Arsenal. After many tipping them for a tilt at the title, they came undone on the opening day of the season at home to West Ham. It was the perfect away performance from the Hammers and it showed the lack of plan B that Arsenal possess. They did enough last week to see off Crystal Palace, but it was hardly champagne stuff and they have a far more difficult proposition on their hands this time around.
Liverpool have been underwhelming, but effective thus far. They have got the job done on both occasions against Bournemouth & Aston Villa, but it has been unconvinving. Liverpool aren't getting carried away yet, byt they have maximum points and will be looking to add to that against The Gunners.
Christian Benteke got his first goal last Monday to see off Bournemouth and that could be the catalyst for better things this season. Reds fans will be heartened to see that their side hasn't been breached yet this season and new signing Joe Gomez has added some assurance to their historically wobbly backline.
Alexis Sanchez will want to get back to his instrumental self, although he has played a lot of football over the summer, taking his Chilean side to Copa America victory in July.
It's hard to call this match, you would expect Liverpool to struggle to keep the clean as they have been solid so far, but Arsenal possess weapons that could exploit their back 4.
Arsenal's defending hasn't been convincing, even with Petr Cech behind them and I would expect both sides to concede during the 90 minutes.
I'm going to look at a slightly different market than I normally would, because I'm finding it hard to separate these sides. It's likely there will be plenty of endeavour and both sides will get forward in numbers. Liverpool will aim to put crosses in the direction of Christian Benteke and it could result in plenty of corners. The Reds have had 5 or more corners in their previous games this season whilst Arsenal are a side who enjoy playing expansive football. This should result in plenty of corner kicks throughout the 90 minutes.
We've already mentioned him twice, but Christian Benteke could add to his strike last week. The big Belgian used to score in streaks for Aston Villa and can be extremely dangerous when he is on song. He scored 42 goals for Aston Villa and scored 3 goals against tonight's oppenents, so he could casue them danger once more.