- Shkodran Mustafi was not risked in midweek but is expected to return to first-team action on Friday night against Liverpool.
- With Aaron Ramsey still injured, Arsenal may persist with a four-man defence and that could push Nacho Monreal out to left-back.
- Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck compete for a spot in attack. The former may get the nod after Welbeck started in midweek.
- Olivier Giroud will miss Friday’s game after suffering a hamstring injury in the 1-0 win over West Ham on Tuesday. Francis Coquelin also picked up a knock in that game and is a doubt.
- Liverpool have had a full midweek to prepare for this fixture and Jurgen Klopp may resist changes from the side that beat Bournemouth 4-0 on Sunday.
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes up against Arsenal for the first time since leaving for Liverpool over the summer and will hope to start at the Emirates.
- Joel Matip returned to training on Tuesday and has a chance of featuring here, while illness may keep Daniel Sturridge out agains the Gunners.
- Emre Can and James Milner will push for starts on Friday night.
Arsenalhavewon 13 of their last 14 home matches (Premier League).
Liverpoolhavescored at least 3 goals in their last 4 away matches (Premier League).
Liverpoolhavescored at least 3 goals in their last 4 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 9 of Liverpool‘s last 10 away games (Premier League).
Arsenalhave kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 8 home matches (Premier League).
Arsenalhave been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 8 home matches (Premier League).
Liverpoolhave been winning at both half time and full timeiLiverpool have won their last 3 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.n their last 4 away matches (Premier League).
Arsenalhave seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches against Liverpool in all competitions.
Liverpoolhavewon their last 4 away matches (Premier League).
Liverpoolhavewon their last 3 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal‘s last 3 games (Premier League).
Arsenalhavescored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Liverpool in all competitions.
- Arsenal progressed into the League Cup semi finals in midweek and did so without needing any of their regular starters, meaning they should have a fresh team to face Liverpool on Friday. However, things do not look good for Arsene Wenger’s side.
- Liverpool are in devastating form at the moment. They’ve won their last four Premier League away matches and scored at least three goals in each of those wins. Jurgen Klopp’s side have also scored at least three goals in each of their last four meetings with Arsenal.
- While Liverpool have scored for fun of late, Arsenal have been oddly wasteful in front of goal. The Gunners have not scored more than one goal in any of their last four league matches and that could prove a real problem against this freescoring Liverpool side.