By Gabriel Agbonlahor

7th Oct, 2022 | 5:40pm

Agbonlahor: Two Arsenal stars will target the Liverpool 'weak link' who's been 'found out'

Arsenal will use Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus to target Trent Alexander-Arnold against Liverpool at the Emirates on Sunday (9 October), according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England forward admitted it is “hard watching” Alexander-Arnold and he will not want to face Martinelli.

Jurgen Klopp used his pre-match press conference on Friday (7 October) to defend the right-back, who turned 22 that day.

He also heaped praise on Martinelli who he has been a big admirer of ever since he signed for Arsenal in the summer of 2019.

“He’s one of those left-wingers who you don’t want to play against,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider‘s Connor Whitley.

“Trent Alexander-Arnold will be thinking ‘Why do I have to play this guy now?’ He’s direct and is going to sit on Trent and run him every time.

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“It’s hard watching him [Alexander-Arnold] at the moment. It’s come to the stage where teams are targeting that side, he’s the weak link.

“Arteta will be saying ‘When you get the ball, give it to Martnelli or Gabriel Jesus can go out there as well’.

“They will target Trent and that’s what Brighton did and had success.

“It’s a shame it’s come to that but he just can’t defend one-on-one. He hasn’t got the pace, it looks like he doesn’t have the defensive capabilities. He’s been found out.

“He got away with it for so long because teams were scared to attack Liverpool, they had so many players behind the ball.

“Now, they’ve seen they can’t defend and thought ‘The best chance of getting a result is scoring more goals than Liverpool’.

“I wouldn’t take him out. I would work with him on the training pitch to try and get him to defend.

“Not every right-back in the world has got ridiculous pace but they can still defend. They know how to get out there quick, how to jockey and bide your time instead of diving in.”

In other news, Kieran Maguire has lambasted John Henry amid a new £77million-plus Liverpool cash grab.