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Here’s the side we reckon Arsene Wenger will select to take on dangerous Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon…
GK) Wojciech Szczesny
The Polish stopper has played every minute of every Premier League match this season, and kept a clean sheet last time out at home to Crystal Palace. If his side wins again, they’re guaranteed to stay top of the table this weekend.
DR) Bacary Sagna
The Frenchman will have a tricky job at Anfield, having to deal with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez who will likely be rotating the left-wing position. He’s more than experienced enough to do so, however.
DC) Per Mertesacker
The giant German is brilliant in the air, and this will be important when dealing with Gerrard’s whipped set-piece deliveries. He dealt very well with Luis Suarez last time out, but might have a trickier time now Arsenal are away from home.
DC) Laurent Koscielny
Mertesacker’s partnership with Koscielny is one of the best defensive pairings in the country, although they’ll have to deal with arguably the best strike force in the land. Combined, Suarez and Sturridge have scored 37 in the league, which is 16 less than Arsenal have conceded.
DL) Keiran Gibbs
Nacho Monreal has started the last two matches, but we think the young Englishman, who has been favoured by Arsene Wenge for the majority of the season, will be recalled for the crunch tie with Liverpool.