We are bringing you the match preview for the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Liverpool. The Gunners will be hosting the Reds on Thursday. The fixture will take place at 1:45 am IST on 17th March at the Emirates stadium. Liverpool will be playing their 29th match of the league whereas Arsenal will be playing their 27th match of the league.
Arsenal have won their last 5 consecutive games in the Premier League. They have an excellent momentum before getting faced by Liverpool. The Gunners are fighting for a top-four spot and have to win their matches as they are facing tough competition from other teams. They will be looking to get a result even in the toughest of fixtures as their recent record suggests.
Arsenal Premier League Form: W W W W W
Similar to Arsenal, Liverpool have also won their last 5 matches in the Premier League. They too look unstoppable having qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Manchester City dropped points and Liverpool have a very good chance of capitalizing on it. They could snatch the title away from City if they keep up this form.
Liverpool Premier League Form: W W W W W
Arsenal vs Liverpool Preview: Team News
Arsenal team news vs Liverpool
Emile-Smith Rowe was back just in time to feature for 15 minutes against Leicester City. However, Takehiro Tomiyasu is likely to miss the clash because of his calf injury. Luckily, Arsenal did not have any fresh injury concerns after their match against Leicester City.
Cedric Soares will once again fill in the space made vacant by Tomiyasu’s injury. Arteta is likely to keep the same side that faced Leicester because of their impressive performance. Smith-Rowe may start in place of Martinelli but that is highly unlikely as Smith Rowe is recovering from his illness and has been a super-sub since his return.
Arsenal possible starting lineup
Aaron Ramsdale; Cedric Soares, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney; Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli; Alexandre Lacazette
Liverpool team news vs Arsenal
Mohamed Salah suffered a foot problem against Brighton. Now that is a huge scare for Liverpool to see their star suffer an injury. However, Klopp remains optimistic and that it is not a major injury. Nevertheless. he is still a doubt for the contest and Diogo Jota could act in his place.
Liverpool also have to see if Ibrahima Konate recovers from his knock to be available against Arsenal. Moreover, Thiago is also likely to start ahead of Naby Keita on Thursday.
Liverpool possible starting lineup
Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz
Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool
Both teams are in great form at the moment and this would certainly be a great battle between the two. However, Liverpool have more experience in these situations which could help them edge past Arsenal. It will most certainly be a great game to watch for the neutrals and also very important for both the clubs to secure their objectives in the league.
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