Arsenal vs Liverpool predicted lineups: Team news and more ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

Arsenal welcome Liverpool tonight with both sides looking to kick-start a late run of form in the Premier League following the international break.

Mikel Arteta’s side are ninth, four points behind Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, and have ground to make up if they are to qualify for European football through the league this season.

Defending champions Liverpool are seventh and are looking to salvage a poor campaign by putting pressure on Chelsea, who are five points ahead and occupy the league’s fourth and final Champions League spot.

Both teams need to win, while defeat would mark a latest setback in what has been a frustrating season for both sides so far.

Here’s everything you need to know before the match this evening.

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When is the match?

The game kicks off 8 pm GMT on Saturday, 3 April.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab aNOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

Team news

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said Buyako Saka is a doubt for the match, while Emile Smith Rowe faces a late fitness test after picking up a hip injury playing for the England Under-21s. Willian could return after missing the 3-3 draw with West Ham with a calf injury.

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Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino could return after missing the last three fixtures with a knee injury but the Reds remain without captain Jordan Henderson, as well as defenders Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joe Matip.

Predicted line ups

Arsenal: Leno; Chambers, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey, Odegaard; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Pepe

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Jota, Mane

Odds

Arsenal: 23/10

Draw: 5/2

Liverpool: 6/5

Prediction

Both sides come into this one on the back of turbulent seasons but with signs of encouragement in recent fixtures. In a tough game to call, the presence of Fabinho in Liverpool’s midfield and the return of Jota will help Jurgen Klopp’s side get back on track, while injuries to Saka and Smith Rowe will hurt the Gunners. Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool.

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