Arsenal vs Liverpool: Predicted Line-Ups: Podolski + Agger To Start?
Arsenal will be out for revenge when they entertain Liverpool at the Emirates in the fifth round of the FA Cup this Sunday. Here are our predicted line-ups.
Arsenal will be out for revenge when they entertain Liverpool at the Emirates in the fifth round of the FA Cup this Sunday.
Arsene Wenger is expected to make some changes for the game with one eye on Wednesday’s crucial Champions League last 16 clash with Bayern Munich.
Wojciech Szczesny has been rested in previous rounds and is once again expected to make way for Lukasz Fabianski while Nacho Monreal could also be recalled at left-back. There is a chance youngster Carl Jenkinson will be given a run-out but Wenger is likely to stick with the experience of Bacary Sagna for this game.
Mathieu Flamini should come straight back in having served his three-match ban and he is likely to partner Mikel Arteta in midfield with the Spaniard due to miss the midweek game through suspension.
Santi Cazorla has been ruled out through illness so Lukas Podolski could get a rare start while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could also come back in. Aaron Ramsey, Kim Kallstrom, Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott all remain out.
Liverpool have the luxury of a week off ahead of them as their not in Europe so Brendan Rodgers will field his strongest team. He’s been boosted by the return of Daniel Agger after he made his recovery from injury with a late substitute appearance in midweek so he could come in for Kolo Toure who’s had a tough last week.
Glen Johnson is back in full training but won’t be considered just yet so young Jon Flanagan will continue at right-back. Mamadou Sakho, Lucas Leiva and Jose Enrique remain injured, so the rest of the team is expected to remain unchanged.
Here are our predicted line-ups.
The Gunners were thrashed 5-1 by the Merseysiders last weekend so will looking to put the record straight to reach the quarter final’s of the cup this weekend. With Manchester United and Tottenham already knocked out and one of Manchester City or Chelsea set to follow on Saturday, the victors of this game will be in with a great chance of lifting some silverware this season.
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