Top 5 Players To Watch For When Liverpool Faces Arsenal

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Liverpool vs Arsenal: Who To Watch

Liverpool
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Brendan Rogers´ Liverpool faces league leaders Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium later today. This tie looks very promising on paper, as both teams have started the season in remarkable fashion and are playing the best football in the Premier League. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger must be delighted with their start to the campaign a league leading 22 points from nine games, after at least six frustrating years without being near the top.

Wenger´s team has been boosted by the arrival of German assist king Mesut Ozil as well as the resurgence of England midfielder Jack Wilshere. This Arsenal team seems to be the real deal and have a certain feel to them that is reminiscent of their undefeated 2003-04 campaign led by Thierry Henry. Arsenal´s first real test of the new Premier League campaign is the home match against high flying Liverpool. This Halloween-Christmas stretch will prove whether or not Arsenal has what it takes to regain the Premier League crown after a long 10 seasons. They must beat Liverpool to show their title credentials.

Liverpool, on the other hand, has not been able to conquer Britain’s most important competition since it was renamed Premier League 23 seasons ago. It seems this group of players, led by the Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge front line, is a major title contender. They have a mix of young, talented players and experienced veterans like Steven Gerrard that finally understand Brendan Rogers´ style of play.

Only time will tell if these two teams have what it takes to become Premier League champions, and this test can prove pivotal to their aspirations.

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Olivier Giroud

Giroud
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Olivier Giroud has been in fine form this season, scoring five Premier League goals and leading the Arsenal line.

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Jordan Henderson

Henderson
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Jordan Henderson is the new man pulling the strings for Liverpool, but his play must improve if his team wishes to win this season.

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Simon Mignolet

Mignolet
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Simon Mignolet has been the best keeper in the Premier League this season and will be heavily tested against Arsenal.

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Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge

Suarez
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Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have been the most prolific strikers this season, scoring a combined 14 goals.

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Mesut Ozil

Ozil
Arsenal Official Facebook Page

Mesut Ozil has scored twice and added another three assists in his maiden Premier League season.

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