Arsenal will be hoping to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they host newly crowned champions Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Gunners are winless in their last two games, drawing one (vs Leicester City) and losing in the north London derby to Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal are still hopeful of securing European football with three games to go as they lie ninth on the table heading into the game.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have played two games since being crowned league champions and are still playing with the same intensity as if nothing has been achieved yet.
The Reds are looking to break the top-flight record of most goals in a single season with games against Chelsea and Newcastle United to come after mid week’s clash.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Date: Wednesday, July 15
Time: 19:15 (GMT)
Arsenal are winless in their last nine Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D4 L5) since a 4-1 victory at the Emirates in April 2015.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last four Premier League away games against Arsenal, though three of these have ended level (W1).
Arsenal have conceded 90 goals against Liverpool in the Premier League, more than they have versus any other side in the competition (1.6 per game). In their entire league history, the Gunners have only conceded more goals against Manchester United (305) than they have versus Liverpool (285).
Since Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge in December, Arsenal have dropped more points from winning positions than any other Premier League team (15).
Since the restart, Liverpool have failed to win three of their six Premier League matches (W3 D2 L1) – the Reds had only failed to win two of their previous 38 in the competition (W36 D1 L1).
Mikel Arteta has no injury concerns ahead of the encounter with Pablo Mari, Bernd Leno, Gabriel Martinelli and Calum Chambers all out with injuries.
Eddie Nketiah continues his suspension with Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi’s situation unchanged. Though, Mes is ‘Ready’ and trained with the squad ahead of the match.
For Liverpool, James Milner is unlikely to back in time for the trip to London, with a minor muscle injury ruling him out in the game against Burnley over the weekend.
He should probably be the only one out for Liverpool, while Trent Alexander-Arnold could be restored into the starting line-up.
Arsenal: Martinez; Mustafi, Luiz, Holding; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Tierney; Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool