Welbeck Out – Arsenal strongest possible 4-2-3-1 XI vs Liverpool

ARSENAL host Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday – but who will start for the Gunners?

Unai Emery’s side picked up a narrow 2-1 win against Blackpool in the Carabao Cup last night.

Stephan Lichtsteiner, the most unlikely of goalscorers, fired them in front at the Emirates, before youngster Emile Smith Rowe seemingly put them out of sight.

Yet, after Matteo Guendouzi saw red in the 56th minute, Paudie O’Connor made it a nervy final 25 minutes for Arsenal when he pulled one back for the Championship outfit – before being sent off himself with six minutes to go.

Now the Gunners are gearing up for a pivotal Premier League showdown with Liverpool at the Emirates on Saturday.

Bernd Leno is expected to start in goal.

Emery is likely to gamble on the fitness of Monreal at left-back, sitting next to Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi and Hector Bellerin in defence.

Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka should start in a two-man central midfield, with Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang positioned just in front of them.

And spearheading the Gunners frontline is bound to be Alexandre Lacazette.


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