Arteta challenges Arsenal to show no mercy against Liverpool in the premier league clash on Sunday.
Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal to have no fear when the Gunners take on Liverpool on Sunday.
The Gunners’ outstanding start to the new season has propelled them to the top of the Premier League, and last weekend’s derby victory over Tottenham added to the positive vibes inside the club.
The next challenge for Arteta’s youthful players will be Liverpool, who they haven’t scored against in any of their previous six games.
Recent performances between the rivals favor the Merseyside squad significantly, but the Spaniard has complete confidence in his outstanding set of players.
He said: “To win those matches you really need to believe that you can go there and win and compete against those teams.
“If you don’t have that component then you have fear and fear is the worst enemy, especially against the top teams because this is what they use a lot of the time just to win matches.
“You cannot go with any of that into Sunday’s game, just the same as we didn’t go (with any fear) when we played Spurs.”
Arsenal could take a big step to finish above Liverpool this weekend by beating the away side in the capital.
Victory for the Gunners would open up a 14-point gap between the two teams.
Mohamed Elneny (hamstring) and Emile Smith Rowe (groin) remain absent for Arsenal, who are set to recall the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, William Saliba, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, and Gabriel Jesus for Sunday’s match.
The aforementioned players were only named on the bench for the midweek 3-0 win over Bodo/Glimt.