Arsenal team news & likely line-up

first_imgArsenal will be looking to end a run of six winless games on Saturday when they face Liverpool in the game of the weekend.The Gunners won 12 matches in a row in all competitions before last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.However, they lost their opening first two games of the season against Manchester City and Chelsea, with head coach Unai Emery determined to show that his Arsenal side can compete with a fellow top six side.Arsenal Injuries Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac have minor right hamstring injuries, Hector Bellerin (thigh) and Sokratis (right ankle) are also being assessed ahead of the game.Mohamed Elneny, Laurent Koscielny and Dinos Mavropanos are also ruled out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Arsenal Suspensions Arsenal have Matteo Guendouzi suspended after his red card against Blackpool in the Carabao Cup.Possible Arsenal Starting Line-UpRob Holding looks likely to partner Shkodran Mustafi in defence while Stephan Lichtsteiner could start ahead of Bellerin if the Spaniard fails a fitness test.Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira are expected to continue in midfield, Alex Iwobi is likely to come back in for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexandre Lacazette will almost certainly start upfront.Possible XILiverpool Team News Jurgen Klopp has question marks over captain Jordan Henderson and fellow midfielder Naby Keita, both of whom have missed the Reds’ last two matches with hamstring problems.Former Arsenal man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and forward Rhian Brewster remain on the long-term injured list.TV Coverage & Kick-Off Time Kick-off is 5:30pm BST (1:30pm ET) on Monday, and the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBC Universo in the United States, and on various channels around the world.Best Opta Match Facts Arsenal are winless in their last six Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D3 L3), their longest such run against them since a run of 12 between 1994 and 2000. The last five Premier League meetings between Arsenal and Liverpool have produced a total of 27 goals (5.4 per game). The only previous meeting between Arsenal’s Unai Emery and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp was the 2016 Europa League final – Emery’s Sevilla beat Liverpool 3-1. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is unbeaten in all five of his Premier League games against Arsenal – only Jose Mourinho (12), Gerry Francis (8) and Alex Ferguson (6) have waited longer for their first defeat against them in the competition. Arsenal have scored at least twice in each of their last nine Premier League games, remaining unbeaten in their last eight (W7 D1). Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Kane mocks Morgan over Auba tweet

first_imgHarry Kane Derby hero Kane mocks Piers Morgan over Aubameyang tweet Goal 05:27 2/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dele Alli Harry Kane Getty Images Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Arsenal Premier League Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang The Spurs striker scored the only goal in a North London derby win over Arsenal after the pundit tweeted the Gabon international was superior Harry Kane took to Twitter to poke fun at pundit and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan after Tottenham’s 1-0 victory over the Gunners on Saturday.The Spurs striker proved the match-winner with the only goal of the match, giving his side a victory in the latest edition of the north London derby.Prior to the match, Morgan had tweeted the rate of scoring for Kane and new Arsenal signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. With the Gabon international scoring 100 times in 117 games compared to Kane’s 92 goals in 117 games, Morgan wrote: “Can’t wait to see the best striker in Europe tomorrow” and tagged Aubameyang, while copying Kane. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player On the field Aubameyang and the new Arsenal signings failed to score in the defeat, thus leaving no doubt who, at least for the day, was the best striker.It appears Kane took notice as after the match, quoting the original tweet and responding with a simple “Thanks”.Kane hardly needed any more motivation for the match, as he previously wrote in the Players’ Tribune about how being released from Arsenal’s youth system as an eight-year-old gave him a drive that has fueled him throughout his career.It was Kane’s 23rd goal of the Premier League season, in a performance which prompted Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino to declare him “a blessing” in his post-game comments.The victory took Tottenham into third place in the Premier League, one point ahead of Liverpool and two in front of Chelsea, who play Sunday and Monday respectively. Thanks  #NLD— Harry Kane (@HKane) February 10, 2018Meanwhile Arsenal remain six points behind Liverpool and five behind Chelsea as they attempt to chase down a Champions League place.last_img read more