Jenkinson eyeing Anfield victory

  • Last Updated: September 1 2012, 13:47 BST

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson believes victory over Liverpool at Anfield would lend credibility to the Gunners' title aspirations.

Carl Jenkinson: Geared up for Anfield trip

Goalless draws against Sunderland and Stoke have seen Arsene Wenger's side make a solid, if uninspiring, start to the campaign.

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Liverpool v Arsenal

The fixture against Liverpool launches a busy September for Arsenal, who also face title-chasing Chelsea and Manchester City and their opening Champions League match against French champions Montpellier.

The Gunners have not lost at Anfield for four years and Jenkinson insists three points on Sunday could ignite their season.

"Anfield is always a great place to play football, we're all looking forward to it and we're going for the three points," the right-back told Arsenal Player.

"I was only on the bench last year, but the atmosphere and the stadium itself make it a special place.

"Liverpool are an ambitious club, and I am sure they will not sit back at Anfield looking to take a point.

"Hopefully it will be an open game and maybe that will be of benefit to us because it will open things up a bit.

"It would be a huge statement of intent to win there.

"Liverpool are a big club but we are just focused on our own game, and hopefully we will execute as we need to and get the three points."

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Stoke City 0 - 0 Arsenal
Arsenal 0 - 0 Sunderland

Wenger has stated that Arsenal's ambition is to win the title, though the chances of that happening have hardly improved with their failure to recruit any new players during Friday's transfer deadline day.

Robin van Persie, Alex Song, Park Chu-young and Nicklas Bendtner have departed Emirates Stadium this summer - the latter two on loan - with the arrival of Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski strengthening the squad.

Arsenal fans will be concerned by the lack of reinforcements and the pressure on forwards Giroud and Podolski to open their accounts at the club has grown.

However, Wenger has called for patience, recalling that even Gunners favourites Thierry Henry and Robert Pires needed time to settle.

"At the moment I do not want to put too much pressure on them," Wenger said.

"I remember Thierry Henry arrived here and did not play before November, Robert Pires arrived here and for a few months was not an automatic starter.

"So you have to give players who have come in a bit of time to adapt to the league and continue to try to play well as a team."