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LIVERPOOL vs ARSENAL PREVIEW: Coutinho, Lallana, and Clyne are OUT!

Arsenal heads to Anfield where they have a very poor record. They last record a victory

Arsenal travels to Anfield tomorrow to face an in-form Liverpool side that dispatched Hoffenheim with a blistering attacking prowess to progress to the group stages of the Champions League.

Anfield is not a traditional hunting ground for Arsenal, the last victory there was in 2012 with goals from Lukas Podolski and Santi Carzola.


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Arsenal was defeated in the same fixture 3-1 last season


Arsenal lost 3-1 in the corresponding fixture last season and will be looking to take another one over Arsene Wenger side.


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Alexis Sanchez is available for selection despite speculation linking him away from the club


Good news for Arsenal is that LAURENT KOSCIELNY and ALEXIS SANCHEZ are back in the team while Liverpool will be without Nathaniel Clyne (back), Philippe Coutinho (back), Adam Lallana (thigh) and Emre Can who was on the scoresheet twice in the opening 21 minutes in the victory against Hoffenheim is a doubt.

Despite these injuries, Liverpool still has strong enough side to cause Arsenal problems, this includes Georginio Wijnaldum, the former Newcastle player was among the goal scorers last year and is available following his return from his home country for the birth of his child. MO SALAH, SADIO MANE, and FIRMINO are all available.


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Team stats this season so far. Table courtesy Liverpool official

As shown on the table, this season so far, the two teams have performed comparatively similarly, even though Arsenal is in 11th position and Liverpool 6th.

At the moment, Liverpool is more confident, playing more freely and by far better settled at the early stages of the season, this compared to Arsenal that is still battling with contract issues surrounding some of their key players.

That been said if Wenger can get his tactics right and if the likes of Ozil and Ramzay can turn up and the strikers are better precise than they were against Stoke, Arsenal is capable of causing Liverpool problems.

Whatever tactics deployed by Wenger, with the style and speed of the Liverpool attacking forces, Arsenal defense will be breach throughout the game, as a result, the goalkeeper will likely be a busy man. With the form of Peter Cech so far this season, there is every indication that Liverpool will score hence if Arsenal is to take anything away from this game, their front men will have to come to the party.


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