Arsenal have confirmed their starting XI that will take on Liverpool, where three points will once again take the Gunners eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Mikel Arteta’s side travel to Anfield this Easter Sunday on a seven-game winning streak, their best run of the entire season. However, Liverpool away has historically been one of Arsenal’s worst grounds, with the north London side’s last win in the red half of Merseyside coming in 2012.
Since then, Liverpool have dominated this fixture, and whilst Arsenal won the reverse match earlier in the year at the Emirates Stadium, Arteta and his side know that they will be in for a rough game this afternoon at Anfield, where a result could define the entire Premier League title race.
Here’s Arsenal’s starting XI that will be looking to create history against Liverpool at Anfield…
Confirmed Arsenal XI vs Liverpool
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🧱 White at the back
🔙 Saka returns
💪 Jesus in attack
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Starting XI: Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
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Substitutes: Turner, Walters, Tierney, Kiwior, Jorginho, Smith Rowe, Vieira, Nelson, Trossard
Despite some lofty claims from supporters and intense Sherlock Holmes-like investigating, William Saliba misses out today through injury, with the French defender once again replaced by Rob Holding, who impressed last weekend against Leeds United.
Whilst Saliba’s absence is huge, Gabriel Jesus reclaiming his spot in the striker role will bring a smile to many Arsenal supporters’ faces, with Leandro Trossard, who has already scores a hat-trick at Anfield this season for Brighton & Hove Albion, an incredible option off the bench.
With no new injury concerns beyond Saliba, the starting XI is as expected with Bukayo Saka back in the team having been rested last weekend against Leeds as Gabriel Martinelli will once again look to impress against Liverpool having tormented the Reds last time out this season.