- 1 Arsenal vs Liverpool Match Preview : 24 August EPL Match
- 2 Arsenal vs Liverpool Match Preview : Key Players
- 3 Arsenal vs Liverpool Expected Lineup and Match Time
A more than exciting clash awaits the Football fanatics this Monday when Liverpool visit the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal. The Reds have started their Premier League campaign winning both their fixtures but they have far from convincing with a team that has got a lot of a new signings.
The Gunners on the other hand have not managed to generate the same amount of killer instinct that they had pre-season and have just managed a solitary win in their two games so far.
Follow Arsenal vs Liverpool match preview featuring current form of two teams, key players, expected lineup and match timing.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Match Preview : 24 August EPL Match
Arsenal Current Form
Arsenal’s impressive preseason form counted for nothing as the Gunners suffered a shock 0-2 defeat at the hands of West Ham in their first Premier League fixture and that too at the Emirates. They came back strongly last week winning comfortably after dominating the major part of the game at Selhurst Park against a strong Crystal Palace side.
Liverpool Current Form
Liverpool may not have been convincing in both their victories against Stoke City and Afc Bournemouth but they bagged full points in both their games which matters at the end of the day. However they would have to be at their very best this week to go past the Gunners since they have not registered a victory away to Arsenal for 15 long years.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Match Preview : Key Players
Mesut Ozil: Arsenal will again be looking at the instrumental German Midfield Maestro for inspiration in this difficult fixture. Arsene Wenger would be hoping that Ozil’s vision and passing accuracy which he has shown in preseason as well as in the last game comes to the forefront again this Monday.
Alexis Sanchez: The Chilean Hitman had an extended break following his country’s Copa America victory. He started his campaign for the Gunners last week and showed glimpses of the brilliance which he had shown one and all last season. He scored Arsenal’s winner against Crystal Palace to give the Gunnners their first victory this season in the League.
Olivier Giroud: Rarely applauded for his contribution to the team’s success, the French striker will be making his 100th appearance when he takes the field against Liverpool on Monday. He kickstarted his season last week with a superb a side-footed volley to give Arsenal the lead. He would definitely love to mark his 100th appearance with a similar performance against the Reds.
Martin Skrtel: The experienced Slovenian Defender has always produced some fantastic performances against Arsenal and he would be looking for something similar when he pairs up with Dejan Lovren against Arsenal this week.
Philippe Coutinho: Probably one of the most talented young midfielders in the Premier League, this Brazilian wonder kid with his fantastic dribbling ability and wide range of passing could just prove to be the X-factor for Liverpool. And also with Jordan Henderson likely to miss out on this fixture, the onus will be on his young shoulders to spearhead Liverpool’s midfield on Monday.
Christian Benteke: One of Liverpool’s latest recruitment, this Belgian striker with his strength and aerial presence can just provide a problem or two for Arsenal’s center-backs.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Expected Lineup and Match Time
Match: Arsenal vs Liverpool
Date: August 24, 2015
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Competition: Barclays Premier League
Kickoff time: 20:00 UK (UTC/GMT+1, local time), 00:30 IST
Arsenal Expected Starting Eleven:
Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Ramsey, Coquelin, Cazorla, Sanchez, Ozil, Giroud.
Liverpool Expected Starting Eleven:
Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Gomez, Can, Coutinho, Milner, Lallana, Ibe, Benteke
Though the Premier League season has just started, both the teams can’t take anything for granted when they lock horns at the Emirates this Monday.
Arsene Wenger would be hoping that the Gunners get their first home win of the campaign and make Emirates their fortress which they usually do, on the other hand Brendan Rodgers would be optimistic that his squad can continue their good form and keep Arsenal at bay this Monday. According to footballlens‘ prediction, it will be 2-2 draw at Emirates Stadium.