The Gunners will play Liverpool in the first leg of the Carabao Cup tonight at Emirates Stadium.
The first leg was supposed to take place last week at Anfield, but it was rescheduled due to an outbreak of covid-19 in the Liverpool squad. In their most recent meeting, the Gunners were defeated 4 – 0 by Liverpool in the English Premier League.
Arsenal will be determined not to make the same mistakes that they did in their previous league game. Both managers will be without key players who are competing in the African Cup of Nations for their respective countries. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, and Keita will be missed by the Reds. Arsenal, on the other hand, will be without former captain Aubameyang and Thomas Party, who is also competing in the Afron.
Here is the strongest starting eleven that Mikel Arteta is likely to field tonight at Emirates Stadium against The Reds.
Ramsdale is expected to start in goal ahead of Leno, who has been on the bench for the majority of the season. Been White and Gabriel Magalhaes will play together at the heart of Arsenal’s defense, while Kierney and Takehiro Tomyasu will start at right-back to support the central defenders.
Albert Sambi Lokonga is expected to remain in the starting lineup and will partner Grant Xhaka in central midfield in the absence of Thomas Party. After returning to the starting lineup, Emile Smith Rowe will be the lone attacking midfielder.
The Gunners will attack from the flanks with Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka, while Alexandre Lacazette is expected to lead the attack tonight.