Premier League Gameweek 27
Mar 16, 2022 KO: 20:15

Arsenal - Liverpool

Emirates Stadium London
Referee: Andre Marriner
  54' Diogo Jota
  62' Firmino

Match preview

No Salah? - How Arsenal and Liverpool could line up in the Premier League

Jurgen Klopp could be without Mohamed Salah for Liverpool's trip to Arsenal, but how will both teams set up for the clash?

Arsenal host Liverpool on Wednesday evening in a crucial Premier League game for both teams.

While Arsenal are looking to regain their status as a Champions League club with a top four finish for the first time since the 2015/16 season, Liverpool are chasing the title and looking to capitalise on Pep Guardiola's Manchester City dropping points against Crystal Palace.

Both teams head into the game in immense form with Arsenal winning five on the trot, while Liverpool are unbeaten in the Premier League in 2022.

As for the team news, Mikel Arteta will mostly stick with the side that beat Leicester 2-0 at the weekend. The only possible change would be the reintroduction of Emile Smith Rowe into the starting XI. Smith Rowe came off the bench against the Foxes, but will continue his role as a super-sub, while Takehiro Tomiyasu is still out with a calf injury.

Alexandre Lacazette will continue through the middle, and will be flanked by the impressive duo of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli. Martin Odegaard will play just behind, and will have creative freedom.

Arsenal Predicted XI vs Liverpool

As for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp may have to turn elsewhere with Mohamed Salah a potential doubt. The Egyptian winger was forced off in the Reds' win over Brighton at the weekend, and is hence likely to miss out from the start. The injury is reportedly not too serious, but Klopp has plenty of attacking options if he doesn't feel Salah is worth risking.

In his place Sadio Mane may be shifted to the right flank in order to facilitate Diogo Jota through the middle, who will be hoping to continue his fine form against Arsenal. The former Wolves forward has already netted three times against the Gunners this season, including a double at the Emirates in the League Cup semi-final second-leg.

Thiago Alcantara could make his return to the starting XI after coming off the bench against Brighton.

Liverpool Predicted XI vs Arsenal

Match statistics

Arsenal
Statistics
Liverpool
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
15
Draws
2
3
Losses
6
2
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
36
41
Goals Per Game
1.80
2.05
More > 2.5 Goals
11
10
More > 3 Goals
6
8
Scored First in a Match
14
12
Scored Both Halves
7
9
Won More > 1 Goal
7
10
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
20
14
Did Not Score
5
4
Both Teams Scored
8
8
Kept Clean Sheet
9
10
Won Without Conceding
7
9
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
15
18
Shots on Target
5.47
6.15
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.11
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.25
2.00
Penalties
0.10
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.50
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
10
7.30
Shots on Target Conceded
3.75
3.05
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.30
8.70
Yellow Cards
1.60
1.25
Red Cards
0.05
0.05

Injuries

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