Arsenal are without both of their first choice centre-backs for their Premier League showdown with Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium this evening.
Laurent Koscielny is absent with a minor back injury and Per Mertesacker misses out through illness, so Calum Chambers and Gabriel Paulista start in defence.
Arsene Wenger otherwise names an unchanged XI from the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, with Olivier Giroud making his 100th Premier League appearance up front.
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Liverpool are not at full strength either, with captain Jordan Henderson failing in his bid to be fit and England international teammate Adam Lallana also sidelined by a thigh strain.
Both Emre Can and Lucas Leiva, who has been heavily tipped for a move away from Anfield, come into midfield, while £29m signing Roberto Firmino is given a full debut on the wing.
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