Mikel Arteta will begin preparing his team to face Liverpool and says that the team need to believe they can win before they will be able to.

Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (L) and Arsenal's German-born Portuguese defender Cedric Soares (C)congratulate goalscorer Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 13, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (L) and Arsenal’s German-born Portuguese defender Cedric Soares (C)congratulate goalscorer Arsenal’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 13, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal will go into this game able to take heart from a number of things.

At present, over the course of the last 11 games, Arsenal have the same number of points as Liverpool and Manchester City.

They can also look to the League Cup game when they held Liverpool with just 10 men.

In addition, they are unbeaten in their last six games, winning five of them and conceding just four goals.

Liverpool, however, are a completely different beast to Wolves, Watford, Leicester, Burnley and Brentford, as Mikel Arteta knows.

Referee Martin Atkinson (2nd R) shows a red card to Arsenal's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey during the English League Cup semi-final second leg football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, in London on January 20, 2022. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Referee Martin Atkinson (2nd R) shows a red card to Arsenal’s Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey during the English League Cup semi-final second leg football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, in London on January 20, 2022. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“That’s a different level now,” Arteta said after Arsenal’s win over Leicester that took them back into fourth position.

“We have to take the game into a new standard to have a chance to beat them, and we know that.

“Tomorrow [Monday] we are going to start to prepare how we can beat them, and how we are going to start believing that we can beat them, which is crucial to be able to beat them.”

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