Arsenal’s Best Starting Eleven Against Liverpool

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Arsenal plays Liverpool on April 4th, and the match at the Emirates could go a long way in deciding the BPL’s top four. The Gunners are in form, not having lost in the league since early February against Tottenham, and though Liverpool is fresh off a loss at the hands of Manchester United, many are likening this season’s push to the top to last campaign’s.

Both sides are also stricken with a handful of injuries. For Liverpool, Daniel Sturridge (Hip/Thigh), Jordan Ibe (Knee), Dejan Lovren (Abdomen), and Adam Lallana (Groin) are hurt, but the former two could appear Saturday. Gerrard and Skrtel are also both suspended for the Reds. Meanwhile, Wilshere (Ankle) is still out for the Gunners and shouldn’t make an appearance for another week or so according to the Boss. The Ox (Hamstring) could play, but Arteta (Ankle) and Debuchy (Shoulder) are two other notables that won’t appear.

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Though both sides are considerably hurt, Daniel Sturridge’s recent injury could prove beneficial for the Gunners’ shaky defense this season, and Debuchy, who actually scored in December vs. Liverpool, is probably the most notable Arsenal man injured. Both sides are hoping none of their players get hurt this week on international duty, too.

So, according to injuries and suspensions, one would favor the Gunners to take three points from Liverpool. The points would probably do more good for Liverpool than they would for Arsenal though, as the Reds still sit outside of the top four, while Arsenal is currently just a point behind Manchester City in second.

Both squads must be on top of their games to win, but the managers’ decisions and tactics could ultimately determine the result. So, for the Gunners to come out victorious, how must Wenger choose his starting 11?

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