After a successful international break for all Arsenal players. Premier League action returns this weekend as the Gunners travel away from home to play Liverpool at Anfield. Which could turn out to be a crucial game for both the sides. While Mikel Arteta’s men are on a fantastic 10 match unbeaten run, Liverpool have failed to find their form in recent matches. In this article, we look at the probable starting XI for Arsenal against Liverpool.
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Goalkeeper – Aaron Ramsdale
After making his England debut and keeping a clean sheet against San Marino, Aaron Ramsdale looks set to be back for his club this weekend. He faces a massive challenge against Liverpool. It will be the ultimate test for Ramsdale as he goes up against the very best in the league. Arsenal will be hoping for a great performance from Aaron as he faces the fierce attack of Liverpool.
Defenders – Kieran Tierney, Gabriel, Ben White, Tomiyasu
While he did miss the last few games for Arsenal due to injuries, Tierney is finally fit. Kieran played for Scotland in the World Cup qualifying matches. Tierney also indicated he is fit and ready to go this weekend. The left-back will play a crucial part against Liverpool as he will go up against Salah.
Ben White and Gabriel will have to be at their level best after coming from the international break. While Gabriel’s fantastic form was rewarded with international recognition, Ben White missed out as he did not make the cut this time.
Rock solid at the back and fierce while going forward, Takehiro Tomiyasu has been brilliant for Arsenal so far and is proving to be worth every penny. The Japanese right-back will provide the defensive and offensive assurance the Gunners need against the Liverpool attack.
Midfield – Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey, Sambi Lokonga, Emile Smith-Rowe
Bukayo Saka had another remarkable outing in the English colours as he found the back of the net against San Marino in the international break. The young sensation has always been a threat going forward. He will be looking to pierce through the Liverpool defence on Saturday.
Thomas Partey‘s presence in Arteta’s midfield is tremendously vital but will be ‘assessed’ after he missed the last match against Watford. Thomas failed to play a part in Ghana’s World Cup qualifying matches as well. The 28 year-old will be hoping to start the crucial game against Liverpool alongside midfield partner, Sambi Lokonga.
Coming fresh off his debut for the country, Emile Smith Rowe has arguably been Arsenal’s best player this season. A goal and an assist for England on his debut will give him loads of confidence. Emile Smith-Rowe will be Arteta’s key man if the Gunners are to win this game.
Forwards- Alexandre Lacazette, Aubameyang
Arsenal’s joint top goalscorer this season and captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be eyeing another goal as he puts on his scoring boots.
Aubameyang’s partner in crime, Alexandre Lacazette has been the silent performer in Arsenal’s pacey attack. Lacazette’s previous record against Jurgen Klopp’s side has been phenomenal. He will be looking to get his name on the scoresheet as we look at the probable starting XI for Arsenal against Liverpool.