"When I look at Arsenal..." - Carragher makes bold prediction ahead of Liverpool's Gunners clash
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Jamie Carragher made a bold prediction ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Arsenal.
The Gunners travel to Anfield hoping to claim their first win there in 11 games.
While Liverpool have endured stuttering form this term Sunday’s encounter will be a stern test of Arsenal’s title credentials.
Should they claim their first Anfield win since 2012 on Sunday, they would be just eight games from an unlikely Premier League triumph.
And Liverpool legend Carragher insisted that if Arsenal win at Anfield they would be favourites for the title while if they lose the title race would be in City’s hands.
Carragher on Arsenal’s title hopes
Carragher highlighted the importance of Arsenal’s trip to Anfield, stressing the consequences the game could have on the title race.
While Klopp’s men have endured a woeful campaign, their home form has been typically consistent. The club have lost just one of their 13 Premier League games at Anfield this season, and won nine times.
Carragher wrote in the Telegraph: “When I look at Arsenal, I see an evolving team with the core of their strongest XI at the start of what should be an illustrious career. When I look at Liverpool, I see a core of players whose peak is behind them.
“But the clubs’ meeting on Sunday, while on different trajectories, does not diminish the challenge facing Mikel Arteta at Anfield.
“Win, and Arteta’s side are the favourites in the title race. Lose, and the championship is in Manchester City’s hands.
"Those stakes make this the biggest Premier League fixture Arsenal have played since Arsene Wenger’s glory years.
“If Arteta and his players are celebrating come full time, most neutrals will agree when the inevitable chorus of 'now you’re gonna believe us' starts.
“They will think Arsenal can even afford to lose one of their tough remaining games to City or Newcastle United and still get over the line.
“Some victories are worth more than three points. Anfield is one of the few stadiums in England which provides a true barometer of whether a team have the mentality and skill to be champions. Arteta knows that.”