It was fairly easy to guess the Arsenal starting line up that would be facing Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side in the Premier League at Anfield tonight, with Arsene Wenger only having a couple of little decisions to make. There are no surprises really, as Giroud starts through the middle.
Ramsey, Flamini, Mertesacker and Monreal all return after a rest for the FA cup 3rd round victory over Sunderland and the ever improving Joel Campbell is preferred to Oxlade-Chamberlain on the other flank to Walcott. The main team news comes from the home side, with Liverpool being boosted by the return from injury of Toure and Sakho at the heart of their defence.
They also have Jordan Henderson in the centre and young Jordan Ibe back in one of the wide forward roles. Their attack looks a bit weak with Firmino leading the line and apart from Benteke their bench looks weak. Ours looks a lot stronger and that could make the difference although we hope that the starting XI will have enough quality to seal the win.
Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal
Campbell, Ozil, Walcott
Subs: Macey, Gibbs, Gabriel, Chambers, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi
A win tonight would really have us dreaming of the EPL title, so can we do it? COYG