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11:35 GMT 22/12/2017
Roberto Firmino Liverpool Arsenal Premier League Aug 27
Quest for the top four intensifies as Christmas approaches

Arsenal vs Liverpool
22 December 2017
Emirates Stadium
Kickoff 21:45 CAT

English giants of the past meet in historically entertaining fixture promising goals

Team news

Aaron Ramsey is still out and that should see a continued partnership of Granit Xhaka and Jack Wilshere at the base of a left-footed midfield for Arsenal. Olivier Giroud is also out after picking up a hamstring problem in the Carabao Cup. Liverpool face a number of defensive problems; Nathaniel Clyne hasn’t played all season, Alberto Moreno has an ankle knock and commanding centre back Joel Matip is out with a thigh injury. Perennial injury-sufferer Daniel Sturridge is a doubt with a thigh problem. 

Form
Arsenal have been inconsistent and goal-shy of late, but they have also produced outstanding attacking displays (especially against Man United) that saw them fail to convert numerous chances. They are, though, unbeaten in five and lie fifth in the table, a point behind Liverpool who are unbeaten in 12. They’ve won eight of those and will probably feel they should have won all twelve. Klopp’s men have scored 36 goals in that run, but have drawn two of their last three (against Everton and West Brom.)

Match Facts

  • Arsenal have lost their last three Premier League meetings against Liverpool. The last time they lost four in a row was in 1961.
  • Liverpool have scored 14 goals in four Premier League matches against Arsenal under Jurgen Klopp. 
  • There have been 17 Premier League goals scored in the 90th minute or later in this match, more than in any other fixture.
  • Arsenal have won 13 of their last 14 home matches in the Premier League.
  • Liverpool are undefeated in their last nine Premier League matches, winning six and drawing three.
  • Philippe Coutinho has scored eight and set up a further seven goals in his last 10 away games for Liverpool.
  • Sadio Mané has scored in each of his last three league games against Arsenal.

Expert anytime goalscorer picks

Sturdy strikers

Lacazette at 0.90
Firmino at 1.45

Wing Wizards

Alexis at 1.00
Salah at 1.20

Wildcards 

Koscielny at 7.50
Wijnaldum at 5.00
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