Predicted Line-Ups For Arsenal vs Liverpool

By on October 31, 2013

Arsenal welcome Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday night for this weekends top of the table clash.

The Gunners head the Premier League table by two points from Liverpool and Chelsea so this game could prove key in how the table shapes up come May.

Arsene Wenger is likely to recall a number of first team players after naming a weakened team during Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup.

The likes of Wojciech Szczesny, Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker, Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud all all expected to return to the starting line-up.

Mathieu Flamini is out injured after picking up a groin problem last weekend so Jack Wilshere could partner Arteta in the middle of the park with Ramsey out wide. Alternatively, Wenger may decide to go with the Welshman in the middle and Wilshere on the wing.

Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are still sidelined so the attacking line-up is likely to have a familiar feel to it.

As for Liverpool they have been boosted by the news that Philippe Coutinho is back in the squad and the Brazilian could replace Victor Moses in the starting eleven. Daniel Agger is pushing for a recall but may have to make do with a place among the subs again, but Jose Enrique remains an injury doubt.

Here’s the line-ups we may see on Saturday:

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19 Comments

  1. Raul Gonzolo

    October 31, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Ramsey and Wilshire are not defensive midfielders and that fact will cost Arsenal dearly when they meet quality opposition, e.g. Dortmund and Chelsea. I would rather see Rosiky back there since he works his butt off and loves to tackle.

    • Allan1340

      October 31, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Agree with you I will see him in stead of wilshere

    • Arsenal Fan Talk

      November 1, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      It all depends how Wenger wants to shape his squad to handle the in-form duo of Sturridge & Suarez. Rosicky probably provides a better defensive balance to the team with Flamini out injured so maybe it would be good to leave Wilshere on the bench and bring him on if scores remain level at half-time.

      I think it’s going to be the best Premier League match so far this season as both teams are in great (league) form. My prediction, 1-1 at half time, then Arsenal to win 3-2! COYG!!!

  2. Aliyuhassankona

    October 31, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Up arsenal

  3. Bowale fakorede

    October 31, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Go gunners! Shoot down d reds!

  4. pino

    October 31, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    up liverpool 3 vs 0 loosers COYR

  5. abbeyze

    October 31, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    arsenal are in trouble. The fear of sas z d begining of goals

  6. Yussuf Sas

    October 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    No matter the kind of players selected, gunners will gun down liverpool in emirate.

  7. johnsongajah

    October 31, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    liverpool will take ansenal down by 2 goal’s 2 nail

  8. JRa

    October 31, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Go lfc burn the goons down!

  9. Thompson Aladesanmi

    November 1, 2013 at 4:22 am

    The story as change totally liverpool will surely win the game on guners soil. Up liverpool.

  10. ABUBAKAR SODIQ

    November 1, 2013 at 6:44 am

    it wil be difficult 4 liv 2 draw or win ars but i wish wenger aka{baba ijebu} 2 win liv wth 2 goal.

  11. mubarak ibrahim

    November 1, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Up reds YNWA 4 life 4 ever SAS suarez and sturridge

  12. Mosesliverpool

    November 1, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Up liverpool go for win

  13. Mosesliverpool

    November 1, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Up liverpool go for win, arsenal wil surly fail

  14. highbury

    November 1, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Nay..rosicky in rw and ramsey as a box-to-box mf would be better..also gnabry can come as a substitute for rosicky..

  15. kyzer

    November 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    if ozil can’t string the passes sturridge will punish them with arsenal focusing on suarez. i see a tight game maybe no goals till second half i think walcott is badly missed for this game and if coutinho plays he might not be at his best yet. 2v1 liverpool

  16. Redscouse277

    November 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Beware gooners! SAS is here! Lfc till i’m gone! YNWA

  17. franklin oburu

    November 2, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Many pepo believe liverpool will beat arsenal, bt 2day arsenal will prove dem wrong, despite so many injuries arsenal will beat liverpool by 2 goals to 1

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