Arsenal hosted Blackpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night

Mae Harvey
November 7, 2018

"This is a very important test".

Blackpool return to Sky Bet League One action on Saturday as they host Bristol Rovers, with manager Terry McPhillips wanting to use the Arsenal display as a yardstick moving forwards.

"We are in our mentality that we also need to improve things but each match they are giving us a lot of information for improvement and development and I trust in my players".

For Liverpool, they remain unbeaten in 10 Premier League games and now occupy second place in the league, behind reigning champions Manchester City merely due to goal difference.

Following the game against the Reds, Arsenal face two further home games - against Portuguese side Sporting and Wolves - before the worldwide break.

On the other hand, Arsenal's backline has been a cause for concern, considering they have conceded 13 goals so far. Klopp and his team know that a win on Saturday can help them consolidate their top position even further and will go all guns blazing to achieve exactly that. "We've got a long journey back so we will rest and recover, be off tomorrow and be back in on Friday for a big game". What's worse, it's been almost as long (more than five full games) since they last scored a goal.

Emery admitted in his pre-match press conference that Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolasinac, Hector Bellerin and Sokratis Papastathopoulos are facing late fitness tests.

"A point at Arsenal will always be an absolutely good result, so we take that and move on".

"I thought the officials were good but I didn't think it was a sending off for our lad".

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Just 10 years ago the Cherries were fighting for their very existence having been handed a 17-point penalty in League Two, yet they will welcome English football's most successful club sitting above them in the Premier League table.

Midfield duo Matteo Guendouzi (suspended) and Mohamed Elneny (thigh) are out, along with Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) and Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin). Last season's top scorer Salah has four in his last three, Mane netted a brace against Cardiff last time out and Firmino ended a mini goal-drought with his strike against Red Star. Yet again, Man City will be without world-class midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who suffered another knee injury against Fulham in just his second game back from his last knee injury.

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