Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta encouraged to mirror Leeds in Liverpool clash

Mikel Arteta 's Arsenal will have no fear against Liverpool, says Jimmy Carter.

The Gunners finished a lowly eighth in the Premier League last season and a staggering 43 points behind the title-winning Reds.

However, they already look like a force to be reckoned with this term.

Arteta's men hammered newly-promoted Fulham 3-0 on the opening day.

They then followed that up with a battling 2-1 win against West Ham last weekend.

Carter, who had stints at Liverpool and Arsenal during 90s, says the north Londoners will be ready to cause an upset at Anfield.

"Liverpool are going to be formidable again this year but Arsenal can go up there and give it a good go. It wouldn't surprise me if they came away with something," he exclusively told Daily Star Sport .

"You look at Leeds – who are going to be sensational to watch this season – Arteta might have seen the problems they caused Liverpool on their home turf by purely attacking.

"He could switch it up and say: 'let's just go for it and look to get three points'.

"With the personnel, team spirit and togetherness Arsenal have right now it'll be a very tight game."

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Arsenal came out on top against Liverpool in the Community Shield at Wembley last month.

They edged the season curtain-raiser 5-4 on penalties after the match finished 1-1 in normal time.

Carter reckons the victory will have given Arteta's outfit a huge psychological boost.

"Going to Anfield won't phase them," added the former winger.

"They've won two in two and have already shown in the Community Shield that they're able to match Liverpool during big games.

"You never know, there might now even be a seed of doubt in the mind of Liverpool after that.

"Arsenal will also gain a lot of confidence knowing they matched them at Wembley.

"It was a 43 point gap between the two clubs last year. Slowly but surely, though, Arteta is getting something going at Arsenal.

"You won't see the same gulf in terms of points and class this time round."

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