Ray Parlour: How Arsenal can play like Liverpool
The former Arsenal midfielder explains how the Gunners can replicate Liverpool's exciting style of play
Ray Parlour believes Arsenal are capable of replicating Liverpool’s exciting brand of football.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds side are the Premier League’s leading goal-scorers after netting 30 times in their opening 12 games of the 2016-17 season.
The Gunners, on the other hand, have found the net on 25 occasions in 12 fixtures after last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager has been utilising Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane in attacking positions, as the quartet adopt different positions and cut in from the wing.
Parlour believes Arsenal manager Wenger has similar players capable of replicating the performances of Klopp’s exciting team.
“There is a possibility Giroud and Sanchez will both play [together],” Parlour told the Alan Brazil Up Front podcast.
“Sanchez will play on the left and cut on in off the wing. He has that work-rate. Ozil can cut in from the left – a little like Liverpool.”
Arsenal are unbeaten in 11 Premier League games since a 4-3 loss to title rivals Liverpool in their opening fixture of the 2016-17 season.
The Gunners have drawn their last two Premier League games after stalemates with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Wenger’s side finished in second place in the Premier League table last season but 10 points behind champions Leicester City.