Sead Kolasinac has explained how Arsenal can handle the threat of Liverpool’s rapid strike-force.

Arsenal’s defence will have a tough time against Liverpool’s quartet of in-form attackers.

Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino have been in excellent form recently, especially away from home.

The biggest threat is Salah, who has 14 goals in the Premier League this season.

There has been much debate about how Arsenal should deal with the Egyptian, and Sead Kolasinac has a few ideas.

“Firstly they made a really good transfer in getting Mohamed Salah,” he told Arsenal Player.

“He’s integrated quickly and has scored a lot of goals and given a lot of assists too. When you look at the four they have in attack and see the players they have on the bench, they are all quality. They all have a lot of pace. 

“If you know someone is faster than you, don’t give them any space, get tight and prevent them from having an opportunity to use their pace. That will be decisive. If their front players are able to utilise their speed, it will be tough to catch them. Before they get on the ball, we need to be tight to them.

“I’ve followed Liverpool because Joel Matip is a good friend of mine. As a team, they work well and that’s why it will be a difficult task for us to beat them on Friday.”

Although Kolasinac has a plan, he might not even play.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has played left back in Arsenal’s last two Premier League games.

Kolasinac then played on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup, which suggests Maitland-Niles will keep his place.

Having returned to a back four recently, Arsene Wenger also has the option of playing Monreal there.

Whoever he chooses, Arsenal’s defence will need to be in top form to keep Liverpool out.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have scored 16 goals in their last four Premier League away games.

Arsenal are strong at home, but have been far from convincing since the 3-1 loss to Manchester United.

A win would lift Arsenal above Liverpool into fourth place.

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