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ARSENAL VS LIVERPOOL

Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 8:00 AM

ARSENAL (4-2-3-1)

CECH, BELLERIN, MERTESACKER, KOSCIELNY, MONREAL,

CIQUELIN, CAZORLA,

RAMSEY, OZIL, SANCHEZ, GIROUD

LIVERPOOL (4-2-3-1)

BENTEKE, IBE, LALLANA, COUTINHO,

HENDERSON, MILNER,

GOMEZ, LOVREN, SKRTEL, CLYNE,

MIGNOLET

Arsenal returned to the Emirates on an English Bank Holiday Monday after they lost the season's opener against West Ham at home. The Gunners won 2-1 at Crystal Palace last weekend and will be determined to add another three points.

Arsene Wenger's men swept to an impressive win over Liverpool last season, netting three goals in eight first-half minutes, with their 10th win in eleven games in the Barclays Premier League.

Liverpool, though, were reduced to 10 men when Arsenal led 3-1. Indeed, Liverpool have won just once in their last 15 visits to North London, in August 2011. Of the other 14, the Reds have lost nine and drawn five.

Liverpool have started well, albeit with narrow 1-0 wins at Stoke and at home to Bournemouth, and are third in the Barclays Premier League behind leaders Manchester City and second-placed Leicester City.

It is the Reds' best start for two years - when they won their first three in the league, when Daniel Sturridge scored in Liverpool's first four.

England striker Sturridge is still missing; he last played for Liverpool in the league in April but his troublesome hip means he is unlikely to return before October. Joe Allen, John Flanagan and Jordan Henderson are also likely to miss the game with hamstring, knee and foot injuries, respectively.