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Arsenal at Liverpool match thread: measuring stick

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The Gunners’ recent run of good form faces a stern test with a trip to Anfield.

Arsenal Training Session Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Arsenal continue their brutal stretch of games today with a trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool. Honestly, there’s not much to say about the match that you don’t already know. Liverpool are a really good team. The Gunners have beaten them the last two times out — the Community Shield and the Premier League during the restart.

Hopefully the whole “no fans in the stadium” thing will help Arsenal out because the recent trips to Anfield have been like a string of recurrent nightmares. Liverpool have lit up the scoreboard, and last year’s Carabao Cup 5-5 shootout aside, Arsenal have not. The Gunners haven’t won at Anfield since 2012.

Arsenal may also get a bit of a break because of injuries to a few key players for Jurgen Klopp. Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip are both out. Alisson and Thiago missed training on Friday and are doubts. Joe Gomez only returned to training on Friday from a hamstring injury. So Arsenal may see emergency centerback Fabinho across the pitch at the opening whistle.

Update: it looks like Alisson is fit and good to go.

Kieran Tierney looks to be good to go for Mikel Arteta. The rest of the injuries are either unchanged (the long-term ones) or inconsequential to today’s match (Sokratis, Emile Smith Rowe, Cedric).

Arsenal - Leno, Holding, David Luiz, Tierney, Bellerin, Elneny, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Liverpool - Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino

Make sure you also check out Nathan’s Predicted XI, our Three Questions with The Liverpool Offside, and my answers to their questions too.

WHAT: Arsenal at Liverpool
WHERE: Anfield
WHEN: Monday, September 28th 12 PM PT | 3 PM ET | 8 PM BT

US TV: Not broadcast, Peacock only. NBC is offering a free, 7-day trial of their new streaming platform. Tomorrow might be a good time to take advantage of the offer.

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