Premier League Football News – Liverpool vs Arsenal

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Premier League Football News – Liverpool vs Arsenal
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Arsenal will aim to extend their winning streak in all competitions to five matches. When they travel to Liverpool for Saturday evening’s Premier League battle, here’s our Premier League football news – Liverpool vs Arsenal.

The resurgent Gunners scraped a 1-0 win over Watford just before the international break. Emile Smith Rowe netted the only goal of this home encounter for Arsenal at the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta’s side suddenly find themselves fifth in the table amid their stellar run of form. If they continue like this, they will leapfrog the Reds into fourth with a win at Anfield.

Team News

Liverpool

  • Curtis Jones’ freak eye injury, which we covered in football news, has ruled him out for a few more weeks.
  • Roberto Firmino is also sitting on the sidelines here.
  • Meanwhile, Sadio Mane has trained with Liverpool this week after an injury scare for Senegal during the break. And so, he may feature here.
  • Andrew Robertson came off injured for Scotland at the start of the week and is a big doubt here.
  • Similarly, Kostas Tsimikas is on standby.
  • And Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Naby Keita and Joe Gomez are all doubts for Liverpool this weekend, as well.

Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson, Tsimikas, Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson, Mane, Jota, Salah

Arsenal

  • Nuno Tavares should really keep his place in the team after some good performances before the break. But that may not happen because Kieran Tierney will likely to take back his spot at left-back.
  • Thomas Partey didn’t go away on international duty due to injury and he remains a doubt for Saturday, too. Granit Xhaka is also still steady on the sidelines.
  • Sead Kolasinac and Folarin Balogun have returned as doubts from international duty but neither would have started here, either way.

Arsenal possible starting lineup: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Lokonga, Saka, Lacazette, Rowe, Aubameyang

Match Facts

  • There have been over 2.5 goals in Liverpool’s last 8 games (Premier League).
  • To say it differently, more concisely, Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 8 matches (Premier League).
  • On the other hand, Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 away matches (Premier League).
  • Liverpool are running without a loss in their last 10 home matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
  • Moreover, the Reds are also playing without defeat in their last 9 home matches (Premier League).
  • In contrast, Arsenal have won their last 3 matches (Premier League).
  • And Arsenal have scored 2.5 goals in their last 3 away games (Premier League).

Premier League Football News – Liverpool vs Arsenal

  • In their last time out before the international break, Liverpool suffered their first defeat of the season. They lost 3-2 away to West Ham in a thrilling game.
  • So, Arsenal now hold the longest unbeaten run in the division, after eight games without defeat in the Premier League.
  • Liverpool remain our favourites to win here but they haven’t been as solid at the back this season as normal. Plus, beside defense, they are struggling to get the right balance in midfield without Gini Wijnaldum.
  • Liverpool have won their last five home league matches against Arsenal. But Mikel Arteta’s side will give them a tough game on current form, which they should brave to win.

Our Prediction: Liverpool 2 – 1 Arsenal

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