Arsenal tackle Liverpool on Sunday afternoon in a match that would have big ramifications within the Premier League title race.
Forward of the conflict, we offer the mandatory pre-match info, together with the place to look at the sport, staff information, possible XIs and our UltimateFan Participant Tip
When is kick off?
Sunday 4th January, 16:30 GMT
The place is the match?
Emirates Stadium, London
What TV channel is it on?
Sky Sports activities
Following back-to-back defeats to West Ham and Fulham, Arsenal look to have gotten their season again on observe following respective victories over Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest. They’re going to search to present their very own title hopes a shot within the arm after they host Liverpool on Sunday afternoon and actual revenge upon the Reds after the pair met within the FA Cup on the Emirates final month.
Liverpool sit 5 factors away from Arsenal on the high of the desk after incomes a fourth league win on the spin after they dismantled Chelsea at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s facet are unbeaten in 15 top-flight outings, with their final league defeat coming in north London at rivals Tottenham again in September.
Mohamed Elneny could also be accessible for choice following Egypt’s AFCON exit although the midfielder was unlikely to have began regardless. Takehiro Tomiyasu stays with the Japan squad on the Asian Cup. Fabio Vieira will probably be assessed however Jurrien Timber and Thomas Partey are absent for the Gunners. Emile Smith Rowe might hold his spot in midfield at Kai Havertz’s expense.
Darwin Nunez faces a late health take a look at after he sustained a foot damage within the win over Chelsea however Alexis Mac Allister is okay to play. The latter’s availability is a lift with Wataru Endo absent owing to worldwide responsibility. Mohamed Salah, Kostas Tsimikas, Stefan Bajcetic and Thiago will probably be accessible for choice later this month, whereas Joel Matip is a long-term absentee.
Arsenal (433) – Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Smith Rowe; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
Liverpool (433) – Alisson; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Gomez; Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Jones; Jota, Nunez, Diaz
UltimateFan Participant Tip
Conor Bradley was a pleasant little UltimateFan earner in midweek, accumulating 19 factors after a participant of the match efficiency towards Chelsea. Bradley scored as soon as and supplied two assists as Liverpool eased previous the Blues on what was solely his second Premier League look of his profession.
Jurgen Klopp does have a choice to make over Bradley. With Trent Alexander-Arnold accessible once more, does the Reds boss use his tried-and-tested right-back or stick to the in-form 20-year-old? If the latter, you then’d be onerous pressed to search out anybody towards utilizing Bradley in your UltimateFan staff this weekend. As one thing of an unknown amount, the younger right-back might use the component of (relative) shock to his and Liverpool’s benefit.
Rating prediction: Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool