by Andrew Crawshaw
This game is today (Friday) at the Emirates and kick-off is 19:00. The game is also being shown live on Arsenal Player so no excuses not to see it.
The current PL2 Division 1 table is
Arsenal in 10th and Liverpool propping up the table in 12th. Both teams so far without a win so whosoever gets the points will feel a great sense of relief.
Arsenal started with a 0 – 2 loss at home to Reading, Premier League 2 – Arsenal v Reading – The Match Report and here is a link to the video highlights on Arsenal Player Under-23s v Reading (h) (please note you may well need an Arsenal Player login to access the video – but that is free)
Last week we were away at Man City and lost 1 – 0 despite playing better overall. Again here is a link to the Arsenal Player highlights Under-23s v Manchester City (a).
Liverpool started with a 4 – 1 away loss at Southampton on 14 August Their manager Michael Beale said :-
“It’s a disappointing start to the season for us. We played well in possession and created good situations but we failed to defend big moments in the game.
“Their third goal was a big moment in the game as we had started the second half well. To concede from a set-play was so disappointing.
“We have worked hard in pre-season to improve defensively and whilst Southampton scored two outstanding goals, I am very disappointed with our general defending as a team.
“There was a big positive in the performance of Danny [Ings], who played well and scored a goal, and I must also give a special mention to Kamil on his debut, who had a good performance.”
This Monday they suffered a second 1 – 4 home loss to Chelsea. A game that came to life in the last 30 minutes when all of the goals were scored.
With Liverpool playing their second game in 5 days we should be the fresher, let’s hope we can make that count.
Arsenal team from:-
GK – Matt Macey, Hugo Keto or Deyan Iliev
RB – Chiori Johnson, Jordi Osei-Tutu
CB – Krystian Bielik, Ben Sheaf, Tolaji Bola, Kristopher da Graca
LB – Kostas Pileas, Marc Bola
Midfield – Ismael Bennacer, Gedion Zelalem, Vlad Dragomir, Aaron Eyoma, Marcus McGuane, Glen Kamara
Forwards – Yassin Fortune (if recovered from injury), Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Donyell Malen, Stephy Mavididi, Chris Willock
Liverpool Team from:-
GK – Kamil Grabara or Andrew Firth
Defenders – Sam Hart (LB), Joe Maguire (LB/CB), Tom Brewitt (CB), Jordan Williams (CB/mid), Nathan Phillips (CB), Randall, Lennon, Adam Lewis (LB/mid), Corey Wheelan, Connor Randall (RB)
Midfield – Wilson, Matthew Virtue (CM), Adam Phillips, Harry Wilson, Herbie Kane, Cameron Brannagan
Forwards – Toni Gomes, Ben Woodburn, Brooks Lennon
Over age player used to date – Danny Ings,
You can probably still get tickets for the game from Arsenal.com Ticket Info
- Transfers: the two long awaited deals are done as we do the hi-jacking and the splurge.
- Walter’s favourites for tonight’s Champions League draw
- Referee Appointments and Results Match Day #02 with video evidence and the Alternative League Table
The Untold Preview of the Under 18, Under 19, and Under 21 squads.
- Part one – Overview and summary
- Part two – Goalkeepers and defenders
- Part three – Midfield
- Part four – Attackers