Unai Emery wishes Arsenal never had to play Liverpool

Unai Emery on Liverpool vs Arsenal

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has joked about his side’s upcoming fixture against Liverpool.

In the corresponding fixture last season, Liverpool destroyed Arsenal 5-1.

Roberto Firmino scored a hat-trick on that occasion, while Sadio Mane and Mo Salah also found the target.

Arsenal’s recent record at Anfield is actually terrible.

Liverpool have won their last three home matches against the Gunners, with an aggregate score of 12-2.

With that as the background, it’s perhaps not unsurprising that Emery wishes Arsenal never had to play the Reds:

For us we don’t want to play against Liverpool ever.

We’d prefer not to play against them.

That is really our challenge, a really good test. For the supporters, for all of us, going there with six points is good.

Really our target is to reduce the distance to Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea.

When we play against them it is a big challenge to show how we can be. Next week is going to be a very good match.

Josh Kroenke & Arsenal winning the Premier League

Speaking to the BBC on Monday, Arsenal director Josh Kroenke has discussed the aim of winning the Premier League. He said:

Our ambitions are the same as the fans. We want to win and we want to win as much and as often as possible.

And doing it a fun way, where they’re seeing some really entertaining football as well. I think we’ve got the group to do it.

Arsenal and Liverpool are the only teams to have won successive matches at the start of the Premier League season.

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