Arsène Wenger’s head-to-head record with Jurgen Klopp significantly worsened since the German manager joined Liverpool in 2016.
Despite Klopp’s success in Germany with Dortmund in general, he could never replicate it against Wenger. In five meetings between the two clubs between 2011 and 2014, he only managed to overcome the Frenchman once.
Arsenal won three of those matches, with the last one ending in a draw, so the contest was relatively one-sided. Dortmund did manage to beat Arsenal on one other occasion during that period, but Zeljko Buvac was temporarily in charge of the team at the time.
However, after Klopp moved to England and took over at Liverpool, the situation turned on its head. The Merseyside club have won three of the four matches since then, scoring 14 goals. Arsenal have conceded three goals or more on every single occasion, and in August they looked terrible.
Wenger and the Gunners don’t seem to know how to deal with Klopp’s teams anymore. Last season’s results were particularly disappointing, as a draw in either game would’ve qualified Arsenal for the Champions League.
This season could be a similar story, as Liverpool are only one point ahead in the league at the moment, but would open up a four-point gap with a win on Friday. Hopefully we don’t just get another repeat of the match in August.