" Arsenal vs Liverpool preview | Confirmed team news | Expected alignments | Prediction
Arsenal desperately need a positive result when they face Premier League champion, Liverpool, at Emirates tonight.

The Gunners have seen their hopes of playing European football next season with great success over the past week as Leicester had a 1-1 draw before losing a lead to lose 2-1 to Tottenham in the North London Derby on Sunday. late.

Those results have left Arsenal in ninth place in the Premier League table, four points behind Sheffield United in seventh place, and five of the Wolves in sixth place, with just three games remaining.

Following the decision to repeal Manchester City's European ban, Arsenal must now finish in the top seven or win the FA Cup to secure Europa League football next season so they cannot afford to lose tonight.

However, Mikel Arteta faces an ominous task to get something out of the game, as the Gunners will face a Liverpool team that is determined to break the 100-point mark after breaking into the title this season.

The Merseysiders had a 1-1 draw over Burnley over the weekend, meaning they need seven points from their remaining three games to reach 100 points, so they won't want to leave North London empty-handed.

Team news

Arsenal do not have to worry about new injuries but will continue without goalkeeper number one Bernd Leno, as he is still recovering from a knee injury, so Emi Martinez will continue in goal.

Pablo Mari, Gabriel Martinelli and Calum Chambers also continue to have long-term injuries, while Eddie Nketiah will serve the second game of his three-game ban after his ejection against Leicester.

Matteo Guendouzi is also not expected to appear after Arteta freezes him, however, Mesut Ozil has turned to Twitter to declare himself fit and available for selection after returning to training after a back injury.

Liverpool is not expected to have James Milner as he still has a hamstring injury, while Joel Matip remains out with an ankle injury that will keep him out of the past three games.

Jordan Henderson is also out of season with a knee injury, but Trent Alexander-Arnold will return after resting over the weekend, while Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be removed in midfield.

Predicted score

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool - Arsenal's Premier League season is up for grabs here as defeat would shatter their hopes of qualifying for Europe through the league, so they desperately need to get something out of the game. Arteta has certainly made things better in the Emirates, but individual mistakes continue to undermine any progress and Liverpool will be ready to punish any mistakes in the back tonight.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will take advantage of any opportunity that Shkodran Mustafi, Sead Kolasinac, or David Luiz can give them and I think that the vulnerability of Arsenal in the back will end up costing them again. The Gunners will put up a decent fight, but I think Liverpool will still take home all three points.

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