Arsenal vs Liverpool: reviewing the team news, injury updates for the crunch Premier League tie

The Premier League serves up another mouth-watering fixture with two heavyweight title contenders, as Arsenal hosts league leaders Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in a thrilling encounter. This Super Sunday clash, poised to have a significant impact on the title race, is anticipated to be a decisive faceoff in the long run.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in his final season managing Liverpool after announcing his departure at the season’s end who seeks to cap off his distinguished tenure at Anfield with a league title. Meanwhile, the Gunners aim to extend their winning momentum. Here’s the latest team news and the predicted lineup that could be deployed in the game.

Arsenal vs Liverpool latest injury news, predicted line-ups

Arsenal, the hosts, will be without several key players for their match against the in-form Merseyside team, with their Japanese defender unavailable due to national team commitments at the AFC Asian Cup. Additionally, Thomas Partey is sidelined with a new injury, alongside Jurrien Timber and Fabio Vieira.

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The visitors, on the other hand, will have to compete without their talismanic winger Mohamed Salah, who is in the treatment room due to an injury sustained while playing for the Egyptian national team at the African Cup of Nations. 

Furthermore, Liverpool will be without long-term absentees Thiago, Joel Matip, and Konstantinos Tsimikas, the latter sustaining an injury in the first leg against Arsenal. Additionally, Endo Wataru is unavailable as he is currently with the Japanese national team at the Asian Cup.

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Predicted Starting Eleven:

Arsenal’s possible first XI (4-3-3): Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Rice, Odegaard, Havertz; Martinelli, Jesus, Saka.

Liverpool’s possible first XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Jones, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai; Jota, Gakpo, Diaz.

Implication on PL table of Arsenal vs Liverpool result

Mikel Arteta’s team aims to capitalize on the home advantage to secure their third consecutive victory at the Emirates and disrupt Liverpool’s winning streak, spanning the last four league games. Klopp’s squad presently holds a five-point lead at the top of the table.

Arsenal currently occupies third place, having played 22 matches and accumulated 46 points, on par with second-placed Manchester City, who have played one game less.

Therefore, the outcome of this fixture is critical for the Gunners if they wish to stay in close contention for the title race and narrow the points gap with the league leaders.

On the other hand, securing three points for the visitors would mean they retain their first-place position, reaching 54 points and extending their lead to a substantial eight points ahead of both Arsenal and Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions, Manchester City. This game will serve as a testament to the resilience and strength of both sides in a decisive clash.


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