As Arsenal head to Anfield in great shape, former club midfielder Jack Wilshere has issued a warning to Mikel Arteta.
The tantalizing clash, live on talkSPORT, is a great opportunity for the Gunners to end their dismal record against Liverpool without a win since 2012.
Arteta and his team are in superb form at the moment, having not lost a game since August and are currently on a four-game winning streak in the league.
If they were even to win a 0-0 draw at Anfield, that would mean they would equal a record previously set by Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal side in the 2004/05 season.
However, this is much easier said than done as the Gunners will almost certainly face an angry Liverpool side who recently lost their own record when their 25-game unbeaten streak came to an end against West Ham. before the international break.
Wilshere, who is part of the Arsenal squad which lost 5-1 to Liverpool in February 2014, described how difficult Anfield is for the opposition.
That said, he said this current Liverpool side are beatable given the form they are in in relation to the gunners.
“Yeah,” when asked on Drive if they’re beatable, “but you also think they’ll be looking to bounce back.
“I had nightmares there [Anfield] but Arsenal are off to a good start, they seem organized, they had time to prepare for it during the international break.
“The hardest [ground in England], I played it once and looked at the clock, it was 22 minutes and we were down 4-0.
Despite Wilshere’s case, former Tottenham Hotspur forward Darren Bent has named a pitch that is arguably more difficult to play, but acknowledged how difficult Anfield is.
“Anfield is tough,” Bent added, “Old Trafford [is tougher], few years ago.
“That place over there when they had people like Rio [Ferdinand],[Nemanja] Vidic, [Patrice] Evra, [Wayne] Rooney, [Carlos] Tévez… ”