- Unai Emery hoping Arsenal can avoid playing Liverpool
- The Gunners travel to Anfield to battle current Premier League table toppers for top spot
- The north Londoners maintained their 100 percent record to the start of the 2019-20 season
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has insisted that playing Liverpool will be a good challenge for his side but admitted that he hopes he could avoid playing them.
The Gunners are second on the Premier League table - same point as the Reds, thanks to victories over Newcastle United and Burnley FC.
Unlike last season when they got their campaign off with back-to-back defeats to Chelsea and Manchester City.
However, the north Londoners head to Anfield on Saturday, August 24 to battle the Champions League winners as they hope to maintain their 100 percent start to the season according to Daily Star.
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Jurgen Klopp's men demolished newly promoted Norwich City in their opening fixture before struggling to beat Southampton in their second game.
With the way they fought hard to beat the Saints last weekend, Arsenal's encounter might be much more tougher for the Merseysiders.
When asked about his side's next game, Emery joked: "For us, we don't ever want to play against Liverpool – but it's really a challenge, a good test.
"Really our target is to reduce the distance (between us) and Manchester City and Liverpool last season, and when we go to play against them it's a big moment to show how (much stronger) we can be.
"Last week you asked me if we are better now than last year – I don't know. It's the same if you ask if we are going to be stronger with those three players up front.
"We need all the players to show how we are going to make a big difference to last year with the points.
"But I really think we have the spirit in the dressing room and I am very happy because I am seeing the team involved in this process now.
"We are going there (to Anfield) with six points from two games. Next week is a very good match for every supporter of Arsenal.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal continued their impressive run in the Premier League this campaign following their 2-1 win over Burnley at the Emirates Stadium.
A goal each from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped the Gunners secure their second victory of the season.
While Ashley Barnes's goal was not enough to rescue the Clarets from losing at the end of the encounter.
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