Arsenal’s third game of the Premier League season sees them travel to Anfield to take on the defending champions – a fixture which comes at the exact same point in the campaign as it did last season.

However, while Unai Emery’s side were soundly beaten 3-1 in August 2019, Carragher told the Pitch to Post preview show Arteta is now getting far greater results and performances out of this Arsenal side, despite their limitations.

“There’s no doubt Arsenal are on the way back under Mikel Arteta,” he said. “I think he’s been a brilliant signing.

“I’m so impressed with how he’s managing that squad. I think we’d all say that squad still needs a lot more work doing to it to get back to the level Arsenal supporters want.

But what he’s done with the squad he’s inherited is fantastic. To win the FA Cup, beat Liverpool a couple of times in the league and Community Shield, that’s something Liverpool will want to put right. But it’s a completely different proposition this Arsenal team coming to Anfield than it was last season when Unai Emery’s Arsenal came very early in the season.”


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