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Klopp explains why Arteta’s Arsenal are so difficult to play against

Klopp praised Arteta and his team (Picture: Getty Images)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits Arsenal’s defensive structure and counter-attacking threat is what makes Mikel Arteta’s side so difficult for top teams to play against.

The champions go up against the Gunners on Monday night, with both teams heading into the match with 100 per cent records in the Premier League so far.

The last time the two sides met in the Community Shield in August, Arsenal won the game on penalties after the game ended 1-1 in normal time.

Arteta is in the midst of a rebuild at the club (Picture: Getty Images)

A hallmark of Arteta’s new look Gunners side is their defensive stability, with all 11 players working hard for the team, while the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang provides plenty of speed when transitioning from defence to attack.

Klopp says their organisation in defence makes them a nightmare for teams attempting to break them down.

‘It’s a defensive structure, they defend properly,’ the German boss admitted. ‘All the players are involved in their defending.

‘They defend in a 5-4-1 and when you have quality players that makes it tricky for the opposition,…