Liverpool travel to London to face Arsenal without captain Steven Gerrard. (Image: AFP)

Arsenal can extend their lead on top of the Premier League ladder if they can manage to upset fellow title contenders Liverpool at Anfield tonight. Join us for live scores and commentary from 11.45pm AEDT.

With Manchester City slipping up against Chelsea on Tuesday, Arsenal once again find themselves on the summit of the Premier League table.

The Gunners can establish a five point lead over rivals Manchester City if they can defeat Liverpool away from home.

Such a task is easier said than done however, given the fact that many of Arsenal’s starting XI are struggling with injury.

Key attacking players such as Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey are already out injured, while Jack Wilshere faces an uphill battle to prove his fitness for the clash against Liverpool.

Thankfully for Arsenal fans, key defensive duo Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny will start against Liverpool.

Mertesacker and Koscielny have been incredibly solid this season for Arsenal at the back, with the Gunners yet to lose a Premier League match when the duo have lined up alongside each other in defence.

Arsenal’s centre-back pairing however face one of the toughest asks in world football – shutting down the extremely dangerous Liverpool strike force of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

Suarez really needs no introduction. The Uruguayan forward has established himself as one of the deadliest strikers in world football and tends to rise to the occasion while playing at Anfield.

Sturridge is also having a fine season upfront for Liverpool and will be keen to impress tonight in a bid to sure up a World Cup spot for England this June.

Liverpool will be under pressure to perform at home, given that anything less than a win will severely dent their title aspirations.

A loss to Arsenal will leave the Reds 11 points behind the Gunners – a deficit they are unlikely to make up by season’s end.

With both teams undefeated in their last six matches, tonight’s contest should be a highly entertaining affair.

Arsenal’s injury concerns however should see Liverpool secure the win, particularly if Suarez fires.

Prediction: Liverpool to win 2-0.

Alan is one of The Roar's longest serving live bloggers, covering football, tennis and rugby league.

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  • 5:48am
    DSF said | 5:48am | ! Report

    Same old arsenal dropping off the pace after january then near the end they will have a winning streak against relegation teams to keep them in top 4, arsene and the board will promise a succusful summer window to keep fans happy and season tickets going, nothing will happen till the last day of the window, the magnitude of the signing will depend on the opening day result, arsene after the horrible window will say the current squad van win the league even though we have lost to all the big teams this year, we get on a hot streak again jan-feb rolls around and the same thing happens.

  • Roar Guru

    1:42am
    Alan Nicolea said | 1:42am | ! Report

    Historic win for Liverpool here as they secure a 5-1 win over Premier League leaders Arsenal. It was a slaughter. Arsenal with plenty to work on now ahead of a big clash with United in several days now. Liverpool far too strong. Very intense performance across the board. Arsenal off to a poor start with big games against United, Liverpool and Bayern all coming up in the Emirates. Liverpool back in the title race. City and Chelsea now can overtake Arsenal if they each win tonight. Thanks for your company and join us for more EPL action on The Roar.

    Liverpool 5
    Arsenal 1

  • Roar Guru

    1:39am
    Alan Nicolea said | 1:39am | ! Report

    FULLTIME

    Liverpool 5
    Arsenal 1

  • Roar Guru

    1:37am
    Alan Nicolea said | 1:37am | ! Report

    92′ – Misery nearly at an end for Arsenal here. Will be very interesting to see how they bounce back against United in a few days. Freekick for the gunners. Arteta delivers and Mertesacker heads straight to the keeper.

    Liverpool 5
    Arsenal 1

  • Roar Guru

    1:36am
    Alan Nicolea said | 1:36am | ! Report

    90′ – This is the first match of a very tough run for Arsenal in all competitions. United at home, Liverpool at home in the FA Cup and then Bayern at home in the Champions League. Chamberlain’s shot is deflected out for a corner.

    Liverpool 5
    Arsenal 1

  • Roar Guru

    1:33am
    Alan Nicolea said | 1:33am | ! Report

    88′ – Ibe drifts infield and shoots from outside the box but the ball goes high and wide.

  • Roar Guru

    1:32am
    Alan Nicolea said | 1:32am | ! Report

    CHANCE LIVERPOOL – Sterling with a run, beats a defender and then shoots and forces a good save from the keeper!

    Liverpool 5
    Arsenal 1

  • Roar Guru

    1:31am
    Alan Nicolea said | 1:31am | ! Report

    86′ – Suarez off and despite the scoreline, he didn’t score today. He is off for Aspas. Suarez strike the bar with a thunderous volley and he forced a fine save as well from a freekick.

    Liverpool 5
    Arsenal 1

  • Roar Guru

    1:30am
    Alan Nicolea said | 1:30am | ! Report

    84′ – Liverpool moving the ball around nicely. Arsenal’s keeper eventually claims possession. Liverpool with this win today keep their title hopes alive. They can challenge for the title.

    Liverpool 5
    Arsenal 1

  • Roar Guru

    1:27am
    Alan Nicolea said | 1:27am | ! Report

    82′ – Gibbs with a good cross but Toure heads clear. He has played well Toure today and has bounced back well following last week’s costly error that cost Liverpool a vital win. Arsenal with a freekick. Liverpool struggle to clear but eventually they do.

    Liverpool 5
    Arsenal 1

  • Roar Guru

    1:26am
    Alan Nicolea said | 1:26am | ! Report

    80′ – Corner headed away by Flanagan. Suarez picks up possession but his effort on goal is blocked. Arsenal with possession in the midfield.

    Liverpool 5
    Arsenal 1

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