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Arsenal Vs Liverpool Preview: Tactics, Predicted Lineups, Team News, Streaming Sites

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Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

Arsenal are set to face their biggest hurdle yet, in their quest to finish inside top four, as they take on Liverpool on Wednesday. The Gunners have been in a majestic run of form since the turn of the year, but Mikel Arteta is yet to prove himself against the big guns. And given his rather poor record against the top six, the in-form Arsenal side will be heading into this game as underdogs.

Their objective will be to seal at least a point against Liverpool, which could be a devastating result for the Merseysiders. The Reds had recently received a major boost thanks to Manchester City’s draw with Crystal Palace. It would enable them to bridge the gap at the top to just one point, provided they can secure a victory over the Gunners this midweek.

Arsenal Vs Liverpool Preview

Talking Tactics

Arsenal

Arteta is unlikely to shift away from his 4-2-3-1 formation that has yielded great balance in midfield. But whether or not they can maintain such consistency is the question. Expect the Gunners to take up a more defensive approach, with one of the fullbacks more than likely to operate in a conservative role.

Liverpool

Liverpool are expected to dominate possession, employing a 4-3-3 that will see two advanced midfielders offering creative essence in the final third. It will be imperative for the Reds to maintain their dominance using the three-man midfield, but it will be equally important for the fullbacks to offer the width going forward and stretch the Arsenal defence.

Arsenal Vs Liverpool (Arteta)
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Team News

Arsenal

Arsenal may have to deal without Takehiro Tomiyasu at right-back once again, which could be a cause for concern for Mikel Arteta. Fortunately for him, there are no other injury issues within the squad, meaning the Spaniard will likely field the same starting eleven.

Liverpool

Mohamed Salah is a doubt for Liverpool heading into this clash after he picked up a slight niggle. The same can be said for Ibrahima Konate, but we are expecting both the players to get back in contention for Wednesday’s encounter, though perhaps not necessarily in the starting eleven.

Predicted Lineups

Arsenal: Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Lacazette

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Jota, Mane, Diaz

Prediction

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