Confirmed: Arsenal and Liverpool line-ups

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Here is how Arsenal and Liverpool will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Arsenal welcome Liverpool the Emirates Stadium this weekend as the Premier League returns with a bang following the international break.

Arsenal are currently third in the table but a win in the lunch-time kick-off will take them above second-placed Manchester City, at least temporarily.

As for Liverpool, they will be looking to get back to winning ways after their disappointing defeat to Manchester United last time out.

Arsenal have a fine recent record against Liverpool, with the Gunners losing only one of their last seven league and cup games against them.

And with the Reds winning just one of their last eighteen matches away to the Gunners today could be another tough ask for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

That said, the United match aside, Liverpool have been brilliant in the league since the turn of the year and if they can stabilise their defence there is every chance they could take three points off Arsenal this afternoon.

Arsenal lineup

Starting:

  • David Ospina
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez

Substitutes: Matt Macey, Gabriel Paulista, Kieran Gibbs, Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck.

Liverpool lineup

Starting:

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Kolo Touré
  • Joe Allen
  • Emre Can
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Lucas Leiva
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Lazar Markovic

Substitutes: Bradley Jones, Glen Johnson, Dejan Lovren, Javier Manquillo, Cameron Brannagan, Fabio Borini, Daniel Sturridge.

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