5 reasons why Arsenal will destroy Liverpool
Arsenal host Liverpool in one of the most anticipated fixtures of the Christmas period as they look to avenge their 4-0 defeat at the Anfield back in August. Both teams are separated by just a solitary point and are outside of the top 3.
Both sides have injury concerns of their own heading into the game. Aaron Ramsey is still suffering from a hamstring injury and Santi Cazorla may not be returning anytime soon for Arsenal.
Liverpool on the other hand are still without Alberto Moreno due to an ankle injury while Joel Matip is out with a muscle problem. Nathaniel Clyne is also struggling to return to full fitness.
Both teams have shown some inconsistent form this season. Arsenal beat Newcastle 1-0 last week while Liverpool destroyed Bournemouth 4-0 away from home in the build-up to this mouth-watering fixture.
Let's take a look at 5 reasons why we believe Arsenal will destroy Liverpool at the Emirates:
#5 Mesut Ozil is back to his best
The German midfielder is showing Arsene Wenger what he is capable of with some stunning performances over the last few weeks.
His recent performances have been nothing short of spectacular. Ozil played a key role in the win over Tottenham and Newcastle. He then single-handedly destroyed Huddersfield. The 29-year-old is enjoying his best run of form for Arsenal and is currently Wenger's best player by a mile.
More than the goals and assists, his overall influence and vision has improved the team a lot. He will be expected to run the show again on Friday and given his recent run of form, there is no stopping Mesut Ozil.
Last 4 games
Vs Tottenham - 1 assist
Vs Swansea - 1 assist
Vs Huddersfield - 1 goal, 2 assists
Vs Newcastle - 1 goal