Arsenal were not really considered as title contenders before the start of this campaign. But they have already exceeded all expectations by maintaining an unbeaten streak ever since their first two gameweek defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea and are upbeat prior to Saturday evening clash against Liverpool at Emirates.
The Reds, on the other hand, are leading the title race alongside reigning champions Manchester City. But the Citizens, ahead on goal difference, seem to be an unstoppable unit under Pep Guardiola and Liverpool should do their best not to drop points even though the contest will be sterner compared to previous years.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Team News:
A red card against Blackpool in midweek’s EFL Cup fixture will keep youngster Matteo Guendouzi suspended for the Liverpool game. The likes of Hector Bellerin [thigh], Konstantinos Mavropanos [groin], Laurent Koscielny [calf] and Mohamed ElNeny [calf] remain sidelined with their respective injury woes. Unai Emery, however, has been handed a double boost prior to the weekend encounter as both of Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac are in contention to return to action and resolve their left-back conundrum.
Liverpool will continue to miss out ex-Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain through a season-ending knee injury. Skipper Jordan Henderson and new signing Naby Keita are highly doubtful as well with their respective hamstring Injuries.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Predicted Lineups:
Subs: Petr Cech, Rob Holding, Sead Kolasinac, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck, Alex Iwobi, Emile Smith-Rowe.
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno, Fabinho, Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Emirates ended in a six-goal thriller as both teams shared a point following an enticing 3-3 draw.
A 2-0 lead of Liverpool ( via Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah) was overturned within five minutes when Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil struck for the Gunners. But a stunning win was denied minutes later when Roberto Firmino hit the equalizer to spoil the Gunners’ party.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Head-To-Head Stats:
Arsenal Win: 78
Liverpool Win: 86
Arsenal vs Liverpool Key Players:
Arsenal have a lethal attacking force consisting Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who will test the Reds’ defensive resolve throughout the game.
Liverpool, similarly, will bank on Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri to explore the Gunners’ backline that looked vulnerable on a number of occasions.
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Arsenal vs Liverpool Live Streaming:
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