Arsenal manager Arteta: "We know the standards that Liverpool have set in this league."

Arsenal travel to Merseyside on Monday to take on Liverpool in the Premier League.

Arteta's Gunners play Klopp's Reds on Monday. [Getty]

Mikel Arteta is hoping his Gunners can continue their brilliant start to the 2020-21 season when they travel to Anfield on Monday.


Mikel Arteta ways says his Arsenal side need to be at their best when they play Liverpool on Monday.


The Premier League champions host the Gunners at Anfield, with both sides keen to continue their winning ways after starting the English top flight this term in flying colours.


Arsenal are unbeaten in their last two matches against Jurgen Klopp's Reds, beating them 2-1 in the league back in July before a penalty shootout triumph in the Community Shield last month.


However, Arteta says his side must not get carried away with their previous results against the Merseyside club, saying the tie on Monday will be totally different.


"They are all very different games, the one we played at the Emirates and the one we played in the final were very different, and I think it will be different again [on Monday]," the Spaniard told a news conference on Friday afternoon.


"We know the standards that they have set in this league, how consistent they have been and that is because they dominate almost every aspect of the game.


"So we need to be at our best, we need to compete really well against this team and hopefully the boys are able to do that on Monday."


When asked about Liverpool's weaknesses, he replied: "I think they are getting better and better and they have less weaknesses, they are a fantastic side.


"The issue with the weaknesses of opponents is how many you are able to exploit and how many opportunities you get to do that. With all the incredible things that they have, you know that they are going to try and still be able to do them.


"So I want to focus on what we can do and what we have to do and control our own aspects."


Arteta also said they are still opened to do business before the transfer window closes on October 5, but didn't reveal any specific target.


The Gunners have continued to be linked with several players in recent days including Chelsea's holding midfielder Jorginho.


"We are still open to improve our team, we are looking for different options depending on what happens with some of our players here so we are getting prepared just in case we need to do something," he said.


When asked about the potential departure of Lucas Torreira, he added: "No, we don’t have any updates on Lucas or any other player at the moment."


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