• Mikel Arteta: ‘You need to believe you can compete’
  • Arsenal have one win in past 19 matches against Klopp’s side

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal can steal a psychological march on Liverpool by opening a 14-point gap between the sides when they meet at the Emirates on Sunday.

Arsenal enter the match as favourites even though they have won only one of this fixture’s past 19 iterations across all competitions, failing to score in the most recent six. They have stormed to the Premier League’s summit with a tempo and rhythm reminiscent of Jürgen Klopp’s side, who have made a scratchy start and sit ninth. Although Liverpool have a game in hand a win would give Arsenal a commanding advantage over their old rivals and Arteta admitted it was an incentive.

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