UNAI EMERY admits his Arsenal players can learn a thing or two from tomorrow’s opponents and rivals Liverpool.
The Reds travel to the Emirates in the Premier League’s crunch Saturday evening kick-off (5.30pm).
And Liverpool will be looking to extend the gap back to fourth-placed Arsenal to seven points.
Jurgen Klopp’s men know they will go top at least temporarily as Manchester City do not host Southampton until Sunday.
Arsenal, though, have shown they have plenty of strength themselves, having just seen an 11-game winning run in all competitions come to an end.
Crystal Palace earned a 2-2 draw against the Gunners last weekend before Emery’s men saw off League One Blackpool 2-1 in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Wednesday.
Emery has studied Arsenal’s visitors closely ahead of tomorrow’s showdown.
And he acknowledges how far liverpool have come since Klopp’s arrival back in October 2015.
“We are looking forward to playing against a team like Liverpool,” Emery said.
“For us it is a good example for how you can improve”
“This team has developed a lot with Klopp and their new signings in the last year.
“The team three seasons ago, they were playing in the final in the Europa League. Last season they played in the final of the Champions League.
“For us it is a good example for how you can improve. We have a lot of respect for them also.
“I think we can play against them with our performance and also the possibility and spirit to show every supporter that we are here also.
“We want to write a new history. The new history is in the present and also, with our players, our quality and our capacity, I believe in my players and this project.
“We are starting this project with a very positive way with what we are doing.
“We are in our mentality that we also need to improve things but each match they are giving us a lot of information for improvement and development and I trust in my players.”