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Jamie Carragher says Arsenal cannot keep a clean sheet against Liverpool so must go all-out attack

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 24 Aug 2019 7:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link343Shares Comment The former Liverpool defender believes Arsenal’s front two can hurt the Reds (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher has encouraged Unai Emery to take a more attacking approach when Arsenal travel to Anfield on Saturday and feels their only hope of a result is to out-score Liverpool.The Gunners have failed to win on their last six trips to Anfield, letting in 22 goals in the process, while they conceded five on their last visit despite Emery naming a cautious starting XI with just Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front.But Carragher believes Arsenal are extremely unlikely to keep a clean sheet and need to play with two up top and try to exploit a Liverpool defence that has looked vulnerable at the start of the season. Advertisement Emery lined up very defensively last time at Anfield but still shipped five goals (Picture: Getty)‘But if Liverpool are anywhere near their best, I fully expect them to go on and win the game, but it will just be interesting to see how Unai Emery sets up for the game.’He added: ‘I look at that back four and think it may not get the protection that it needs, so really when you look at the back four I think they’ll still concede goals it’s just whether they can actually hurt Liverpool.‘And that is the big thing. If Liverpool continue with the high line, will Arsenal be brave enough – or will Unai Emery be brave enough – to actually say, “I’m going with my attacking players, we want to get goals”.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Advertisement Jamie Carragher says Arsenal cannot keep a clean sheet against Liverpool so must go all-out attack Carragher wants to see Aubameyang and Lacazette partnered together (Picture: Getty)Speaking on Sky Sports, he explained: ‘You have to respect Anfield of course and Arsenal’s record there is horrendous over the last six years, I think they’ve conceded 22 goals. They haven’t just lost games there, they’ve been completely rolled over.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘But when I’ve looked at Arsenal last season, I still look at the back four now. I think it’s improved from last season, but you still think you can’t see Arsenal keeping a clean sheet – I’d be very surprised if they do.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘So for Arsenal to get something from the game they’ve got to get a goal, a goal or two you’d expect, so [Nicolas] Pepe he’s still on the bench, but I’d like to see the Arsenal manager Unai Emery actually go with [Alexandre] Lacazette and Aubameyang.‘I was crying out for that at times last season at certain away games. I think they have got the firepower to actually damage Liverpool, certainly if Liverpool defend how they have done in the last two games.last_img read more