Arsenal head to Anfield to face Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday and the Gunners are clearly the underdogs.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are one of the best teams in the country. They are challenging for the Premier League title and it will surprise nobody if they go on to pip Manchester City and Chelsea to take back their crown.
Arsenal fans would love for us to win the league as well, but our ambitions for this season aren’t really that high. A top-four finish will do, but there isn’t a lot separating us and Liverpool since the start of the year.
Stats: Arsenal have been better than Liverpool in 2021
Mikel Arteta has received a ton of criticism this year. Right from finishing outside the European places last season to starting this campaign off in the most terrible fashion, the Spaniard has had his problems.
Liverpool fans, on the other hand, have fully been behind Klopp and rightly so. The Reds finished in the top four last season despite all the injuries, and they’ve lost just once in the league this term. What’s not to like?
Well, a crazy stat comparing Arsenal and Liverpool’s Premier League record in 2021 has revealed that the Gunners have been the better side this year.
The Insider’s View:
Most Arsenal fans would’ve called you crazy if you had told them that the Gunners have had a better year than the Reds. But, the stats back that claim.
Have Arsenal been really good or have Liverpool underperformed? Either way, the Gunners have the bragging rights until the game tomorrow and if we can pick up the three points, we’ll have a nice little gap.
If Arteta gets the better of Klopp on Saturday, Arsenal will leapfrog them in the table as well. That was unimaginable after the first three games of the season, but football really is a funny game, isn’t it?
Liverpool are still the favourites to win tomorrow, but this stat should give us some confidence. Hopefully, the lads can get the job done and continue our unbeaten run in all competitions.