Both sides registered a convincing 2-0 win at the weekend, as the Gunners overcame Leicester City while Jurgen Klopp’s side saw off Brighton & Hove Albion.
Liverpool travel to London to take on Arsenal on Wednesday, aiming to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City. With a positive result, the Reds can move just one point adrift of City, who were held to a goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Monday. Meanwhile fourth-placed Arsenal who have three games in hand over their nearest rivals will be hoping to solidify the final Champions League spot.
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Both sides registered a convincing 2-0 win at the weekend, as the Gunners overcame Leicester City while Jurgen Klopp’s side saw off Brighton & Hove Albion. Arsenal displayed a dominant performance to get the better of Brendan Rodgers’ side. Thomas Partey gave the lead to Gunners inside the opening eleven minutes before Alexandre Lacazette sealed the win with a second-half goal from the penalty spot after Caglar Soyuncu’s handball.
Arsenal have been in stellar form having won all of their last four league games, scoring at least two goals in each of those games. Only upcoming opponents Liverpool and Manchester City have performed better than Arsenal, the Premier League’s most in-form side at the moment, this season.
On the other hand, Liverpool produced a dominant performance against Brighton. Luis Diaz put the Reds ahead on 19 minutes before Mohamed Salah scored from the penalty spot in the second half to double the lead. Victory at Falmer stadium was Liverpool’s eighth league win and third top-flight clean sheet on the bounce.
Arteta is likely to start with the same eleven that did the job against the Foxes. Ben White and Gabriel will be the central defender’s with Cedric Soares occupying the right-back position in the absence of Takehiro Tomiyasu and Kieran Tierney will be deployed as the left-back.
Emile Smith-Rowe recovered from illness and is in contention to displace Gabriel Martinelli on the left-hand side, but Arteta may want to be cautious over the playmaker’s fitness.
As of Liverpool, Salah is having a slight injury problem and is doubtful for the much awaited clash and it remains to be seen whether Ibrahima Konate will shake off his knock in time to take to the field on Wednesday. Midfielder Thiago Alacantara is likely to come back into the starting eleven alongside Fabinho and Jordan Henderson with Naby Keita dropping to the bench.
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