You would say that losaing one of your first choice centre backs just before a huge and possibly key game in the Premier League, so for Arsenal to lose both Lautrent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker must be seen as a complete nightmare and brings back all those horrible momories of the ongoing injury problems that have ravaged Arsenal for years.
So Arsene Wenger has no choice but to bring in Calum Chambers and Gabriel and we can only hope that they are ready to deal with the power and threat of Benteke and that the full backs and Francis Coquelin can give them plenty of protection from the likes of Coutinho and Firmino.
At least Liverpool have lost their main midfield man Jordan Henderson to injury as well and so have gone for three combative central midfielders in Lucas, Milner and Emre Can. THat sounds tyo me like the recipe for a congest midfield and that makes the decision to stick with Ramsey on the right as a potentially bad one from the boss. Where is our width?
Bellerin, Chambers, Gabriel, Monreal
Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis
subs: Debuchy, Gibbs, Arteta, Ospina, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain
I was feeling quite confident about this game but now I would be happy with a draw. How about you guys?