Lack of squad depth leaves Arsenal treading a tightrope in quest for title

Liverpool clash key to Mikel Arteta’s side’s hopes of avoiding a repeat of last year when challenge faded due to lack of backup.
Arsenal did not manage to win the transfer window this time, so they will have to content themselves with a tilt at the Premier League. It is too early to speak of must-win assignments but most around the Emirates would concur that Liverpool’s visit on Sunday is a match the home side cannot afford to lose. Bridging an eight-point gap to the leaders, with Manchester City a more than interested party in between, would look a challenge too far.