Arsenal host Liverpool in right this moment’s late Premier League kick-off from the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners have improved their league type for the reason that flip of the yr, though they’ve remained inconsistent.
Their final match was a thriller as they got here from three objectives right down to register a 3-3 draw at West Ham United.
The Reds are in a poor run of type themselves with solely six factors (two wins) gathered from the final 5 video games.
Their away file towards the Gunners has been dismal, with solely two wins from their earlier 20 league conferences.
The Gunners have the prospect to capitalise on a weak Reds backline and maintain their slender top-four hopes alive.
They’re presently 9 factors adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea with 10 video games to play.
Bernd Leno has been the Gunners’ undisputed selection in objective, however he ought to have achieved higher to keep away from one of many objectives conceded towards the Hammers.
The German may have a busy day between the sticks, ought to the Reds frontline of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino get into their groove.
The backline will see an enforced change from the 3-3 draw on the London Stadium.
Calum Chambers ought to maintain his place at right-back forward of Hector Bellerin and Cedric Soares after his high show earlier than the worldwide break.
The identical is prone to be the case with Kieran Tierney on the other aspect. The Scot not too long ago bagged a hat-trick of assists towards Faroe Islands.
In central defence, David Luiz has been dominated out with a knee damage which can open up an area for Rob Holding, who has not performed since February.
Pablo Mari partnered Luiz within the earlier league outing, however Gabriel Magalhaes might get the nod over him. Arteta has by no means performed the left-footed centre-backs collectively.
Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey have established themselves because the common midfield pairing after the latter’s return from damage.
Nevertheless, Xhaka is uncertain for tonight’s recreation with an sickness, and Mohamed Elneny may very well be the possible candidate to exchange the Swiss.
Elneny produced his greatest efficiency of the season within the 1-0 win at Manchester United, the place he partnered Partey within the centre of the park.
Additional ahead, Arteta might not be capable of depend on the companies of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe, who’re being assessed after respective accidents.
The absence of Saka might open up a spot for Nicolas Pepe on the proper wing. He got here up with an excellent help for Lacazette’s equaliser at West Ham.
On the other flank, club-captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is prone to characteristic with Martin Odegaard taking his spot in his most popular quantity 10 function.
Odegaard has grown in his confidence as he has performed extra video games for the Gunners, who he joined on mortgage through the winter switch window.
The Norwegian has solely two objectives to his title however has been an enormous affect on the staff along with his intelligent distribution within the remaining third.
Alexandre Lacazette deserves to guide the road after scoring three objectives in his final 4 league appearances.
He additionally contributed to an personal objective scored by Tomas Soucek within the thrilling stalemate on the London Stadium final month.
Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1): Leno; Chambers, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Elneny; Pepe, Odegaard, Aubameyang; Lacazette.
Stats from Transfermarkt.com
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