We preview the upcoming Arsenal V Liverpool 2015 fixture. As a general rule, the Premier League seems to avoid showcasing any major matchups in the first week or two of competition. The logic behind this practice is clear, since everyone is going to be paying attention during week one, and it makes more sense to save the big matches of the football season-like a Manchester City vs. Manchester United derby, for instance-for later weeks, to keep the excitement at a fever pitch.
This year was no different in regards to that rule, with the biggest fixture of week one probably being the matchup between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur-teams that finished fourth and fifth, respectively, on the 2014 2015 Premier League table. Things heated up in week two, with a fixture between Chelsea and Manchester City (last season's champion and runner-up), and the excitement is keeping pace in week three, with a bout between Arsenal and Liverpool scheduled for Monday, August 24th.
Big Questions Answered?
All eyes will be on Monday's battle between Arsenal and Liverpool for numerous reasons. First of all, and most simply, these are two of the biggest (and often, best) teams in the Premier League. The Gunners are coming off a third-place Premier League finish, as well as wins in both the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield (the latter of which saw a victory against Chelsea). For good reason, many soccer experts have speculated that the 2015 2016 season could be the one where Arsenal really make a play for the Premier League title.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are coming off an underwhelming season. In 2014 2015, the Reds finished in sixth place in the Premier League-a big downgrade from the season before, where just one more win would have netted them the title over Manchester City. This year, though, Liverpool seem to be finding their way to a better place: they cashed in big time by selling an unsportsmanlike Raheem Sterling to Manchester City, and will hopefully be able to reap the benefits in the form of big signings like Christian Benteke, Danny Ings, Roberto Firmino, and Nathaniel Clyne.
The August 24th match between Arsenal and Liverpool will help to answer a few big questions about both teams. This is the first really big game of the season for both teams, so the stakes are relatively high. Will Arsenal's slate of holdover talent (plus one big signing, in the form of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech) put the football club on track for a Premier League title? Will Liverpool's slate of new and mostly young players be able to integrate and perform well in high-pressure situations? Both of these soccer teams could feasibly be Premier League contenders this year, so it will be interesting to see which squad has the edge.
Recent Arsenal V Liverpool FixturesÂ
Looking at recent head-to-head history between Arsenal and Liverpool, the wearers of the Arsenal home shirt 2015 2016 certainly seem to have the advantage heading into the August 24th soccer fixture. Indeed, the Reds haven't actually beaten the Gunners since a 2013 2014 Premier League fixture.
The game, played on February 8, 2014, ended in a massive 5-1 blowout for Liverpool, with Raheem Sterling and defender Martin ÂŠkrtel both scoring two goals apiece. Just a few days later, Liverpool lost 1-2 to Arsenal to be eliminated in the fifth round 2013 2014 FA Cup.
Last football season, meanwhile, Liverpool and Arsenal drew 2-2 in a December 21, 2014 game at Anfield. When they played again, in April at Emirates Stadium, the Gunners won big, scoring four goals (Bellerin, Sanchez, Ozil, and Giroud all got on the board) to Liverpool's one (a penalty goal from Jordan Henderson).
On Monday, Arsenal will again have the home field advantage. However, they won't be playing the same Liverpool squad they played in April, following the Reds' busy summer transfer season. Furthermore, the home field advantage didn't save Arsenal from a 0-2 loss against West Ham in week one (nor did playing away from home stop Liverpool from winning their first match of the season against Stoke City). Bottom line, this game could go either way.
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