Arsenal welcome Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (Watch live, 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) in a huge match with massive top four implications.
The Gunners have won six Premier League games on the spin and will move into second place momentarily with a win over Liverpool. As for the Reds, it’s been a turbulent few weeks as Raheem Sterling publicly dismissed a new contract and Brendan Rodgers had his say on that. Add in suspensions to Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel, plus a damaging defeat to bitter rivals Manchester United, and Liverpool’s stellar second half to the season may not have the top four finish they’re hoping for.
In team news Arsenal bring in Hector Bellerin, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil for Calum Chambers, Gabriel and Danny Welbeck. Liverpool also make three changes following their defeat to United as Kolo Toure, Lucas Leiva and Lazar Markovic come in for Martin Skrtel, Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge.
Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud. Subs: Macey, Gibbs, Gabriel, Flamini, Rosicky, Walcott, Welbeck
Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Toure, Sakho, Allen, Lucas, Moreno, Henderson, Coutinho, Markovic, Sterling. Subs: Jones, Johnson, Lovren, Sturridge, Manquillo, Borini, Brannagan