Liverpool V Arsenal Preview by Gunners Fan @GoonerGimli

Match Preview Liverpool

Peter talks to @GoonerGimli, aka Matt Carr, about the big Friday night fixture…

How would you sum up Arsenals season so far?

Disappointing, players have failed to turn up and some are demonstrating a real lack of ability. Many will think we automatically deserve top 4 but, in truth, our best days are just a memory.

Did you feel it was time for a change when AW signed his new contract?

Yes, when we finished last season the atmosphere was toxic both inside and outside the stadium. The whole will-he-won’t-he sign saga affected both players and fans. I think many questioned his ability to do the job and after 20 years, a new approach was needed. I personally thought a new manager was needed to freshen things up.

How will Arsene Wenger approach this game tactically against Liverpool?

I don’t think there will be many surprises. In big games we don’t show any different style of play than we would against a team in the bottom half of the table. At the moment it’s all too predictable.

Do Arsenal have any injuries or suspensions for Friday?

Ramsey was got injured v Newcastle and certainly won’t feature, as well as Giroud who got injured yesterday v West Ham. Mustafi is just back in training but still may not feature and, apart from Cazorla who is a long-term absentee, we have no other injuries.

What is your score prediction and why?

I think it will be a 1-1 draw as I can’t bet against my club but in big games we have a horrible record.

Do you think Arsenal will do much business in January, in or out?