Date: 24th August 2019 at 3:00pm
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Arsenal can exploit the attacking tendencies of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, according to Ian Wright. 

The Gunners travel to Anfield on Saturday evening, with neither side having lost a game yet this season.

And Wright believes that his former club can get at the Reds’ duo should they push on as they normally do.

Speaking to the Premier League, as quoted by the Echo (13.05), he said: “I think that the midfield, in respect of our midfield now, there’s players in there that I feel are more comfortable on the ball.

“This is why it’s vitally important that Pepe starts and Aubameyang and Lacazette because if we can then win the ball from Liverpool, who are finding their feet, we might be able to get into the spaces that Trent Alexander-Arnold may leave, what Robertson might leave.

“Then all of a sudden you’re giving Liverpool a whole different problem, especially if they’re playing as high as they’ve been playing recently.”

OPINION

Liverpool fans will be hoping that Wright’s prediction is wide of the mark, but they wouldn’t be human if they weren’t a little worried about what he was saying. The fact of the matter is that their side haven’t looked anywhere near as solid as they do ordinarily so far this season, and Arsenal are looking sharper by the game. Nicolas Pepe in particular poses a real threat, and with his turn of pace, if he can get the wrong side of defender, he can cause serious issues for a team. The main way for Liverpool to ensure that that doesn’t happen is to make sure that they don’t get caught in possession to easily. There will be more concerns about Alexander-Arnold than Robertson in that respect, with the young defender having registered a pass completion rate of just 61.4% so far this term, as per Whoscored. That has to improve, or the Reds could pay the price.