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Arsenal vs Liverpool: No more than a top four clash

Mertesacker wrestles with Sturridge in last season's game. (©GettyImages)
Mertesacker wrestles with Sturridge in last season's game. (©GettyImages).

Saturdays meeting at the Emirates will have no bearing on the title race - because neither of them are in it.

The clash will instead give a weighty indication of who may be favourites to finish in the top four.

Of course, neither of the sides may qualify for next season's premier club competition with Tottenham also looking strong.

Despite the impressive starts of both Arsenal and Liverpool, neither of them will win the league.

And despite Manchester United's unimpressive start to the season, they've got more chance than either of Saturday's teams.

They're both several points ahead of the Manchester clubs and have both played some breathtaking football this season.

But suggestions they will be up there after 38 games are ludicrous.

'Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice shame on me.'

And people shouldn't be fooled by the Gunners again.

In both 2008 and 2011 Arsenal were in contention for the Premier League.

The earlier saw them five points clear at the top with just three months to go while in 2011 they were just a single point away from leaders United in late February.

In those two seasons they finished third and fourth respectively.

And a win against Liverpool on Saturday could go a long way to securing a similar finish - but not any higher.

Liverpool meanwhile finished seventh last season. And eighth the year before.

Granted, they have added Daniel Sturridge and Coutinho, but anyone convinced these two young players can make up SIX Premier League places are frankly insane.

It will be a good game tomorrow between two good teams.

But good doesn't win you the Premier League.

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