Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta voiced high confidence ahead of his team’s visit to Anfield, Liverpool’s headquarters, on week 12 of the Premier League, Sunday (21/11) at 00.30 WIB. Arteta hopes the Gunners’ mindset is right for that match.
As is known, Arsenal last won at Anfield in 2012. Currently Arsenal are in good momentum 10 games unbeaten and that capital will be tested by Liverpool, who were injured after losing 2-3 to West Ham United.
Arteta knows the test his team will face in the match later. No doubt for him, Arsenal had to suffer but was mentally and physically ready to take on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool game.
“First of all you have to believe that you can go out there and beat them (Liverpool). If someone isn’t with that mindset, they can’t wear the shirt and go to Anfield tomorrow,” Arteta said.
“Then, as I said, you have to raise your game individually to the best – emotionally, physically, technically, tactically.”
“You have to be able to suffer at the right time. Then, as a team, you have to have a very clear idea of what you have to do on that court to beat them.”
“It’s always a test. This is an interesting stadium to play football, you have to be the best. You have to level up to your maximum standard because otherwise you will lose.”
“Going to Anfield is always a test but, again, if you are capable of it too, there is not much reason to feel that you are the right footballer,” Arteta added.
Arteta without a doubt said that Arsenal can get the three points at Anfield. “Yes, for the reasons I’ve said and what I’ve seen, and because otherwise there’s no point in playing away. You have to find reasons to believe your team can go away and beat them.”