Sports News of Friday, 22 December 2017
The last round of games before Christmas is headlined by a hugely anticipated clash between Arsenal and Liverpool.
Arsenal will be hoping to keep a high-octane Liverpool side at bay, while also solving their own issues in front of goal.
Liverpool have enjoyed an impressive recent run of form against Arsenal, winning the reverse fixture 4-0 earlier in the season and winning both Premier League meetings during the last campaign.
The Merseyside club come into the game on the back of an emphatic 4-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend, and will be hoping to maintain this level of performance on Friday night.
Although the hosts Arsenal have kept back-to-back clean sheets, the Gunners will face an uphill battle in order to contain the offensive trident of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Coupled with this, the Gunners will also have to overcome their current struggles in front of goal, having struggled to convert a myriad of chances against Manchester United at the start of December.
Earlier in the week Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger called for his striking duo Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez to improve their fortunes in front of goal. The pair have struggled in front of goal recently, however, Friday’s game against a top-six rival could be the motivation needed to end their barren run.
Stay with us as we bring you live updates from the game