Arsenal’s real test is coming this weekend
Sky Sports’ Paul Merson says facing Liverpool this weekend will be Arsenal’s real acid test as they look to consolidate their place at the top of the Premier League.
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I always thought the Liverpool game this weekend was going to be harder than the Tottenham game for Arsenal.
It becomes even harder now because of the way Liverpool are at the moment, the way Arsenal are playing, the fans turn up with a lot of expectation this weekend to win that game.
The early goal in the second half did it for Spurs on Saturday, but to be fair to Arsenal they were so dominant 10-vs-11. There was that 10-15 minutes in the first half where had Tottenham picked the right pass though, they could’ve been in trouble.
Sometimes, with Arsenal, they’ve just got to steady it down, just calm it down for 10 minutes. They thought a little bit that because it was 1-1 they had to open up the game and score again, and it doesn’t always work like that. You need a bit of game management about you.
Fair play to Saliba, he got brought off at half-time for France against Denmark the other day, but to bounce back and play so well shows you the strength of the young lad – you’d think he’s old, but he’s not.
If Arsenal go 14 points clear on Sunday, it takes Liverpool out of the equation for Arsenal. The main aim for Arsenal is to be in the top four, we’ve seen what Man City can do, but being in the top four and being competitive, they can’t lose that insight or get carried away.