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A memory Arteta wants to forget. the day he suffered the most against Liverpool

By Charles Cornwall

A memory Arteta wants to forget. the day he suffered the most against Liverpool

The incredible weight of Anfield in the Reds' games during complex fixtures

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Liverpool are one of the biggest teams in the world, so one of their greatest strengths is their home ground, as they boast one of the most imposing stadiums in the world. Anfield is not the biggest stadium in the world, but at its maximum capacity it can be hell for visiting teams.

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This was a lesson that Gunners coach Mikel Arteta, who has already known what it is like to suffer. For during the 2021-2022 season, as Liverpool hosted the Gunners at Anfield on matchday 12, a game that began with a fierce argument in the dugout after Senegal's Sadio Mane clashed with Arsenal's Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.

A big fight broke out between the dugouts of both teams, where Jürgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta were quite upset and shouting at each other in a very aggressive way. The assistant coaches had to intervene to prevent the situation from escalating into something bigger between the coaches.

This only ignited the stadium, as the Anfield fans began to weigh more heavily in the match, this paid off as a few minutes later from a free kick and a good cross from Trent Alexander Arnold Liverpool started one of the biggest thrashings of Arsenal as the match ended 4-0. Where Mikel Arteta knew what it was like to challenge the Liverpool fans and come out with his team being dominated by the Reds.

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A similar way of experiencing matches between these two.

This clash came about because both managers have a similar character when it comes to managing matches, as both tend to be very intense. In their eagerness to defend their team's position, tempers flared and they ended up in a big argument that did not go any further. After this incident, the two coaches have not had another equally strong argument, maintaining a good relationship.

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