Ahead of their crunch time fixture against Liverpool on Saturday 24th August, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has admitted that he would rather not have to play against the Reds.
The Gunners suffered a grueling 5-1 defeat to Jurgen Klopp's side on their last visit to Anfield and are without a league win against Liverpool since April 4, 2015. Arsenal and Liverpool have a 100% start to the English Premier League this season but that will be at stake when the two sides meet this weekend.
Emery admitted that he prefers not to play against Liverpool but will prepare adequately, "For us, we don't want to play against Liverpool ever. We'd prefer not to play against them. That is really our challenge, a good test. For the supporters, for all of us, going there with six points is good.
"Really our target is to reduce the distance to Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, and Chelsea. When we play against them it is a big challenge to show how we can be. Next week is going to be a very good match.
"We are going to prepare first with the adaptation to them, their gameplan and individual players and after to impose our gameplan and capacity. We are going to prepare both defensively and offensively."