Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Liverpool, Trossard starts

Arsenal will be aiming for an eighth straight Premier League win when they face Liverpool on the road this afternoon.

The Gunners are currently five points clear of Manchester City at the top of the standings and have the chance the extend the gap.

However, it won’t be easy against Jurgen Klopp’s side, considering their dreadful league record at Anfield over the last decade.

Arsenal have not won at the stadium since 2012 and the club have suffered defeats in each of the last six top-flight trips.

Hence, they face a huge test of their title credentials and can make a big statement with a victory.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Line-up:

Aaron Ramsdale has kept 12 clean sheets this term and nine of those have come on the road. The England star will be aiming for another shut-out at Anfield.

In front of him, it could be the same back four from the Leeds United win.

Ben White has impressed with his creativity with three goal contributions in his last four league outings. He is expected to start from the right-back position.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is a nailed-on starter at left-back ahead of Kieran Tierney.

With no signs of William Saliba in yesterday’s training session, Rob Holding looks likely to partner Gabriel Magalhaes again at the heart of the defence.

Mikel Arteta hinted that the Frenchman could be available but he was not spotted anywhere in training.

In midfield, Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka are assured starters. Xhaka has found his scoring touch lately and will be hoping to continue the good form.

Further forward, Arteta has a huge selection headache on his hands.

In normal circumstances, Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka would be the regular attacking trio behind Gabriel Jesus, who is now fully fit.

However, Trossard has a brilliant record against the Reds with five goals and one assist in seven meetings.

This includes a stellar hat-trick in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Anfield in October last year. In our view, the £27 million-rated star could get the nod over Martinelli.

How Arsenal could line up against Liverpool

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