Liverpool-Arsenal Preview

It is close to a must-win match for Arsenal, but it is definitely a mustn't-lose one for the Gunners, who host champions Liverpool at the Emirates on Wednesday. Mikael Arteta's club are on the fringes of the Europa League race, entering this match ninth on 50 points and ahead of Burnley on goal difference. It is possible seventh or even eighth place could provide a path to the Europa League qualifying rounds, but Arsenal (12-14-9) are clearly in danger of missing out on continental play for the first time since 1995-96 — which was the last full season in north London before Arsene Wenger arrived.