It did not take a lot of thought to work out what the Arsenal starting line-up for the Premier League away clash with Liverpool would be. As soon as we heard that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had passed a late fitness test yesterday, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal team almost picked itself.
Because of all the injury problems which have left the boss with little option in central midfield or the back four, Wenger has at least got two first choice full backs in Kieran Gibbs and Mathieu Debuchy, with Calum Chambers set yto partner Mertesacker in the centre of our defence.
Their biggest task today will be to keep Raheem Sterling as quiet as possible as Brendan Rodgers keeps the youngster in the centre of his attack. He is also sticking with a back three with Sakho taking the place of LOvren on the left of his back line. The Arsenal front three of Alexis, Welbeck and Giroud should be able to give them a torrid time with Cazorla providing craft and guile behind them.
Flamini and the Ox have a big job today to stop Gerrard, Henderson, Lucas and Markovic from controlling the midfield but as long as they can cope with that, Arsenal should have a much better day than the last time we were here.