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Only one team can stop Liverpool matching Arsenal's Invincibles

10th Feb, 2020 | By Our Reporter | ||

Liverpool are surging towards their first league title since 1990 with the unstoppable energy of a high performance car. The way they are going no-one would be surprised to see them finish the season unbeaten, thereby matching the astonishing achievement of the 2004 Arsenal Invincibles – a feat which at the time was described as "once in a lifetime."
But Liverpool have not done it yet, and there is one chance to stop them. On 5 April, 2020, they play away at Manchester City, who have the best coach in European football and the firepower of strikers like Aguero and Sterling. But that won't be the game where they suffer defeat. On 14 March they're away at Everton in the Merseyside derby. The red-blue rivalry runs deep in Liverpool, but that won't be it either. Despite the best efforts of Walcott and Iwobi, Everton just won't be good enough.
Nor will it happen on 9 May, when they entertain Chelsea. Young fat Frank may turn the Blues into champion contenders in the future, but this is a season of rebuilding for them. So when will it happen? The date to keep in your diary is 2 May, 2020, for that is when Liverpool head to the Emirates stadium to take on Arsenal. You think I'm kidding? You think Arsenal have no chance of beating Liverpool? I beg to differ and I have my reasons: We can all see the steady improvement in play and confidence that is happening under Mikel Arteta. It's encouraging us now – how will it look in over three months' time?
Everyone at Arsenal is rightly proud of their amazing Invincibles and all want to keep their achievement unsullied by being equalled by another team, so there will be strong desire throughout the club to inflict defeat on 'Pool. By the time they visit, Liverpool may already be champions or so far ahead that becoming champions is all but guaranteed. No matter how you square it, players have a different mentality when they know the job is done (that job being winning a title). Yes, they would love to go unbeaten, but that pales beside the glory of becoming champions for the first time in 30 years and, psychologically, they are bound to slacken off a little.
Don't ignore the Arteta factor. There are two teams who have the biggest incentive to stop Liverpool becoming Invincibles. Arsenal, for obvious reasons, and Everton, as their fierce local rivals. Mikel Arteta embodies both those clubs. He will want an Arsenal win more than anyone. While Liverpool are streets ahead as the best team in the EPL this year, we all know that Arsenal squad is good enough, when fit and functioning properly, to pull out a win against anyone.
The battling 10-man draw at Chelsea – coming from behind twice – showed that a resilient core is beginning to form in the team. Naturally the bookies will give long odds on Arsenal beating Liverpool when they visit, but some things are just written in the stars and this may well be one of them. Of course there's a whole other hypothetical to consider: how would Liverpool of 2020 fare against Arsenal of 2004? Don't get me started… This write-up without a byline appeared in last Friday's edition of Arsenal Arsenal (AA) weblog.

News Update

Malam Bello acknowledged and commended the good work of all health workers in FCT, especially for their efforts at combating the coronavirus.

Speaking to journalists last week at Asokoro District Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment, Dr. Kawu explained that his journey to the isolation center began 12 days earlier when he experienced feverish conditions, prompting him to take the COVID-19 test which turned out positive.

Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Engr. Umar Gambo Jibrin, sounded the note of warning when he led an inter-departmental technical committee on inspection tour of some parts of the nation's capital city to assess the level of degradation perpetrated through activities of illegal developers

Chairman of the newly constituted FCT Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah handed the ultimatum during stakeholders' meeting with owners of businesses around the area on Monday.


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