After going without a game in the previous weekend, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal are back in action this weekend in the Premier League. Having picked up just 3 points from the last 3 games, Wenger’s side are currently in the 4th place in the points table and are in danger of dropping out of the top-4 if they lose on their travel to Anfield this weekend. The Red of Merseyside has not been kind for the Gunners in recent times and though Liverpool are fresh from a loss to Leicester City, they have been decent against top-6 sides and are sure to give Arsenal a run for their money on the night.
Taking anything less than 3 points could make Arsenal’s chances of qualification for the Champions League that much harder and Wegner should go for all three points on the night. Here is the predicted lineup that he might field for this tie:
The Gunners are still without the services of Santi Cazorla, Mathieu Debuchy and Mohamed Elneny all of whom are injured. However, Wegner will welcome back the likes of Aaron Ramsey, who is back in training and Granit Xhaka, who served his suspension in the previous game. Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil picked up knocks recently but both players are expected to start this game.
Expected lineup (4-2-3-1):
The first choice shot-stopper for Arsenal, Cech, has been excellent this season and will hope to have a decent game this weekend.
One of the best in the league in that position, Bellerin will have to stay strong this weekend against the likes of Coutinho, to give Arsenal a shot at 3 crucial points.
The Frenchman is the senior defender in the squad and will be up against the likes of Firmino in this game against Liverpool.
The German defender has lost some form recently but he will be pumped up for this crunch clash at Anfield.
A tough decision for Wenger, Monreal will have to keep the likes of Sadio Mane quite in this game for Arsenal to take even a point.
The first choice midfielder for Arsenal, Coquelin will have his work cut out against a fluid Liverpool side this weekend at Anfield.
The Welsh midfielder has been out of the game for a quite a while now but he is back in training and Wenger should stick him alongside Coquelin in the midfield for Arsenal.
Though not productive recently, Walcott will have to play a huge role if Arsenal are to take anything from this game.
The German playmaker is not a 100% at the moment but Wenger will need even a less than 100% Ozil if he wants to win this game.
Some impressive performances for the youngster recently should give Wenger enough confidence to put him on the side for this tie.
The Chilean will be the danger man for Liverpool in this game and the likes of Matip and Lovren will have their work cut out, keeping him quite.