See what Arsenal players did in final training for Liverpool clash
Aug. 23, 2019
Arsenal head coach, Unai Emery, oversaw his players in one last training session at the club’s London Colney base before taking a trip to Merseyside to face Premier League leaders, Liverpool, at Anfield on Saturday evening.
The Gunners head into the clash in second place with six points, behind the Reds on goal difference as both teams look to become the last one in the top-flight with a 100% record at the start of the league campaign.
And Emery would be hoping to see his players put up a much better display compared to the one from Arsenal’s last trip to the venue which saw Liverpool come from a goal down to thrash their rivals 5-1 in December 2018.
Xhaka has returned from a bruising picked up on the opening weekend at Newcastle United.
Goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, will be hoping to come away from Anfield with better memories after conceding five goals in his last visit to the ground.
David Luiz could make his second start for the Gunners since joining from Chelsea on transfer deadline day.
Another player who could make a start at Anfield is Nicolas Pepe having featured as a substitute in his two appearances for the Gunners so far.
Lucas Torreira could also get a first start for the Gunners this season, while Reiss Nelson may have to do with a place on the bench having started against Newcastle and Burnley.
Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, on his part has recovered from an illness and is in contention for a place in the match-day squad at Anfield.
But with Ozil unlikely to get a place in the starting XI due to match fitness, Matteo Guendouzi looks set to keep his place in Emery’s first team plans having impressed so far this season.
Joe Willock has also been another of Arsenal’s impressive youngsters so far and would be no surprise if he starts against the Reds on Saturday.
One player highly expected to start is French striker, Alexandre Lacazette, as he leads the lines for Arsenal after opening his account for the season with a goal in the 2-1 win over Burnley last time out.
Lacazette will pair with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang upfront, with the Gabonese already in form following two goals in as many league appearances this season.
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