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Arsenal vs Liverpool kick-off time, team news and commentary for Emirates clash


It’s Arsenal vs Liverpool on Saturday and what a game to close GameDay with.

The Gunners won this exact fixture 2-1 last season and are looking to beat Liverpool in consecutive home league games for the first time since April 2015.

Arsenal stunned Liverpool with a battling display at the Emirates

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Arsenal stunned Liverpool with a battling display at the Emirates

And we’re hoping for a cracker because no fixture in Premier League history has seen more goals scored than this one with 166).

Liverpool have scored 94 of them, which is the most goals the Gunners have shipped against a single opponent in the competition.

Arsenal vs Liverpool: How to catch the action

The game is live from The Emirates at 8pm on Saturday 3 April.

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MATCH FACTS

Liverpool have won just two of their last 20 Premier League away games against Arsenal (D9 L9), winning 2-0 in August 2011 and 4-3 in August 2016.

Arsenal vs Liverpool has seen more hat-tricks scored than any other Premier League fixture (6), with Thierry Henry and Andrey Arshavin scoring for Arsenal, and Robbie Fowler (x2), Peter Crouch and Roberto Firmino netting for Liverpool.

Arsenal have lost just one of their last eight home Premier League games (W4 D3), though they haven’t won back-to-back home league games since their first two this season against West Ham and Sheffield United.

Five of Mane’s seven Premier League goals have come away from home this season

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Five of Mane’s seven Premier League goals have come away from home this season

Liverpool have won four of their five Premier League games in London this season (they’ve drawn one) – they last won more in the capital in a single campaign during the 1989/90 season with five.

Arsenal haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last eight Premier League matches, last having a longer run without one in December 2019 (nine). The Gunners have conceded the first goal in four of their last five league games, but have come back to win two of those games (D1 L1).

Each of Liverpool’s last five Premier League victories have come away from home. In their league history, only once have they had a longer such run, with each of their six victories between February and August 1955 all coming on the road.

Lacazette likes scoring for Arsenal against Liverpool

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Lacazette likes scoring for Arsenal against Liverpool

Alexandre Lacazette has scored in each of Arsenal’s last two Premier League games against Liverpool – the last player to score in three consecutive league games against the Reds for the Gunners was Robert Pires between January 2003 and April 2004.

Five of Sadio Mane’s seven Premier League goals for Liverpool this season have come away from home, with four of those coming in London – it’s his only Premier League campaign so far where he’s scored more away goals than home. The Senegalese has also scored seven Premier League goals against Arsenal, only netting more against Crystal Palace (10).

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Team news

Arsenal’s main injury concerns involve Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe.

Speaking on Thursday, Arteta said: “There are still a lot that I haven’t seen yet. We will see them this afternoon and assess the squad tomorrow, see how everybody is feeling and make some decisions. But so far, no big news.”

Saka missed England’s three games through injury while Smith Rowe picked up a knock with the Under 21s.

Arteta said: “He (Saka) hasn’t trained with the team yet. He’s been doing some individual work. We had to pull him out of the England squad, unfortunately. 

Saka and Smith Rowe have become regular starters for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal this season

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Saka and Smith Rowe have become regular starters for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal this season

“He’s feeling better, but he hasn’t trained with the team yet.

“He (Smith Rowe) has some discomfort in his hip and that’s why they decided to keep him out. 

“We will see today how he comes here, we will speak with the doctors and the physios and see if he is available for training tomorrow.”

Liverpool’s injury problems this season have been well documented with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez long-term absentees while Jordan Henderson has been out with a groin injury.

Roberto Firmino could be back to face Arsenal, though.

Manager Jurgen Klopp said: “Bobby is back. All the others not. I have no idea about the Euros. Nothing has changed.

“They are where they should be at the moment. If they are ready then they are ready. They are in rehab process.”





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