This promises to be a hugely entertaining encounter and Arsenal’s list of potential absentees – all defensive players – will leave Liverpool’s strikeforce in confident mood.
The Gunners haven’t found goals hard to come by themselves, of course, and will fancy their chances of ruining their visitors’ impressive defensive record.
The last five meetings between these sides have seen 27 goals scored and that trend doesn’t look send to end this weekend.
Arsenal- Arsenal has an injury crisis on their hands in the full-back positions, with Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac all facing a race against time to recover for the visit of Liverpool.
Granit Xhaka may be forced to continue to deputise at left-back but his unfamiliarity with the role was exposed at Palace at times, while Stephan Lichtsteiner is an option if Bellerin is fit to start on the right. Place bet on various LIVE bet events on NaijaBet
Aaron Ramsey is all but certain to leave the club when his contract expires next summer but may be called upon to start as Matteo Guendouzi was sent off in the cup in midweek and is suspended.
If Unai Emery is a little more cautious than one of Alexandre Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may drop to the bench.
Liverpool- Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson missed the win over Cardiff through injury but have stepped up their recoveries in the week and will hope to be fit for contention.
Xherdan Shaqiri has impressed in recent weeks and should get the nod over Adam Lallana on the right.
Dejan Lovren started ahead of Joe Gomez last week but the latter’s pace is surely the better option against this Arsenal attack.
Arsenal has been drawing at halftime and winning at full time in their last 4 home matches in Premier League.
Liverpool has been winning at both half time and full time in 9 of their last 11 Premier League matches.
Liverpool has scored at least 3 goals in their last 5 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
Arsenal are undefeated in 28 of their last 31 home matches (Premier League).
Arsenal has scored at least 2 goals in their last 9 matches in Premier League.
Liverpool has won 9 of their last 11 matches (Premier League).
Arsenal has seen over 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 10 matches against Liverpool in all competitions.
Arsenal are undefeated in 20 of their last 22 home matches against Liverpool in all competitions.
Arsenal has scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 home matches against Liverpool in all competitions.
Liverpool are undefeated in their last 6 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
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