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Can Liverpool defender Joe Gomez halt Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?

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Can Liverpool defender Joe Gomez halt Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?

Liverpool travel to Arsenal on Saturday evening in the Premier League and would love to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

The Reds are only behind Manchester City on goal difference at the top of the league table and are looking like real contenders for the title.

Jurgen Klopp has seen his side concede just four goals in 10 league games so far and a solid backline is something unfamiliar to Anfield in recent years.

England international Joe Gomez is one of the key defenders that has played an important role for the Merseyside club, featuring in all but one of Liverpool’s league games.

 

He was an unused substitute in the win over Cardiff last weekend after a surprise axe and it will be interesting to see if Klopp recalls him to the starting XI.

Gomez is a versatile ace that can be deployed at centre-back or right-back and he may be needed to deal with Arsenal’s dazzling attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Aubameyang is on red-hot form right now in the league by scoring five goals in his last three games, which is a streak that has seen him move joint-top of the division’s scoring charts with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

The 29-year-old speed machine is a trickster that would give Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold a stern examination, which is why using the more defensively-minded Gomez at right-back to cancel out the left-winger could be a smart move.

Gomez has turned out to be a stunning bargain following his £3.5million (BBC) switch from Charlton and has the defensive qualities to keep on top of Aubameyang.

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