Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend


A crunch clash at Anfield, early pressure for Steve Bruce as Newcastle visit Spurs and Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s Palace reunion

This is where it gets serious for Arsenal. They have made a solid start, seeing off Newcastle and Burnley by one-goal margins, and there is renewed optimism after an encouraging show of ambition in the summer. As transfer windows go from an Arsenal perspective, the signings of David Luiz, Kieran Tierney, Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pépé represent a big step in the right direction and have gone a way towards quelling supporter unrest. Yet Unai Emery’s side have not faced a proper test yet and they will learn how much progress has been made when they visit Anfield. Arsenal have suffered 3-1, 4-0 and 5-1 defeats on their last three visits, so cannot come out all guns blazing against the European champions. We know they can score against anyone but this is an opportunity for the north Londoners to show that David Luiz will improve their defence and prove they are capable of maintaining their organisation when the going gets tough. JS
Liverpool v Arsenal, Saturday, 5.30pm (all times BST)

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This post written by Barry Glendenning, Ben Fisher and Jacob Steinberg originally appeared on Football | The Guardian. Read the full post here.

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