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[Confirmed teams] Arsenal vs Liverpool: Saka & Holding start, no Aubameyang

By on July 15, 2020

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Arsenal take on Liverpool at the Emirates tonight in a make-or-break game that will define our hopes of qualifying for Europe.

Bukayo Saka gets a recall after being on the bench against Tottenham on Sunday while Rob Holding is also recalled to start in defence. Lucas Torreira comes in for Dani Ceballos in midfield and Reiss Nelson also gets a recall in attack.

Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette keep their places in the Arsenal attack but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is given a rest ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final with Man City.

Emi Martinez once again starts in goal with Bernd Leno still injured while Cedric Soares comes in for Hector Bellerin. David Luiz and Kieran Tierney both keep their places so it could be a back four or Saka could be playing as a wing-back, we’ll have to wait and see how Arsenal line-up.

As for Liverpool, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain starts against his old club while Trent Alexander-Arnold is recalled at right-back.

Here are the teams for the game:

Arsenal

Martinez, Holding, Luiz, Tierney, Cedric, Xhaka, Torreira, Saka, Nelson, Pepe, Lacazette

Subs: Bellerin, Papastathopoulos, Ceballos, Aubameyang, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Willock, Kolasinac, Macey

Liverpool

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Subs: Adrian, Lovren, Keita, Minamino, Shaqiri, Origi, Jones, Elliott, Williams.

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