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Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(74) 51 Goals 20 (42)
(57) 34 Assists 15 (25)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.8)
31.1 Average Age 32.8
181 Average Height (cm) 185.4
(1.1) 1.4 Shots pg 1.6 (1.3)
(53%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 58% (59%)
(0.6) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.7)
(1.3) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Abou Diaby Out 6.39
Gervinho Out 6.8
Alexandre Song Out 7.22
Jack Wilshere Doubtful N/A
Kieran Gibbs Doubtful 7.06
Johan Djourou Doubtful 6.55
Player Reason Status Rating
Steven Gerrard Out 7.03
Glen Johnson Doubtful 7.02
Martin Skrtel Doubtful 6.94

Team News

  • Arsenal are plagued by injuries early in the campaign with the departure of Cesc Fabregas and potential transfer of Samir Nasri only serving to exacerbate matters.
  • Their injury woes were worsened in midweek when Kieran Gibbs and his replacement Johan Djourou were both withdrawn with hamstring concerns in the narrow win over Udinese.
  • An appeal to overturn a ban for new signing Gervinho after the Ivorian saw red on his debut was rejected and the forward begins a three-match suspension.
  • Midfielder Alex Song has also been handed a three-game ban after an FA inquiry found him guilty of violent conduct following a stamp on Joey Barton last time out
  • With Jack Wilshere still a major doubt, youngster Emmanuel Frimpong may well be thrust into action, while new signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also be hoping for an involvement.
  • With Clichy sold and Gibbs injured, new signing, youngster Carl Jenkinson could start at right-back, meaning Bacary Sagna will switch to the left.
  • Despite only managing a disappointing draw in their first home game versus Sunderland, Kenny Dalglish could stick with the same side that impressed, particularly in the first half.
  • After a somewhat low-key debut, new signing Jordan Henderson could make way with the likes of Dirk Kuyt waiting in the wings.
  • Charlie Adam looks set to keep his place alongside Lucas in centre midfield after his man of the match performance last time out, pulling the strings from deep.
  • Glen Johnson remains doubtful meaning youngster John Flanagan will hope to keep his place in the side at right-back, with Martin Kelly also an alternative solution.

Prediction

  • Games between Arsenal and Liverpool tend to be very close and fiercely contested, though a plethora of injuries to the home side could see Liverpool take advantage.
  • The visitors front pairing of Luis Suarez in behind Andy Carroll proved very effective last time out and the duo are likely to threaten a weakened Arsenal back-line.
  • Stewart Downing will look to torment youngster Carl Jenkinson, who is in for a real test if started as suspected, at right-back.
  • The battle may well be won and lost in the centre of the park and if Wilshere cannot recover in time, expect Liverpool to dominate through Adam and Lucas, with Emmanuel Frimpong potentially in line for a baptism of fire.
  • WHOSCORED.COM Predicts: 1-2
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