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Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez will be key if Arsenal are to get back to winning ways at home against Liverpool.Getty

Arsenal host Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Monday (24 August) in the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available on Sky Sports 1and Sky Sports 1 HD. Live Radio coverage will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

Arsenal welcome top four rivals Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium on Monday night, in what is a crucial game for both sides in terms of early season momentum.

The clash between the Reds and the Gunners will not decide the fate of either team, but will have an effect on future games.

Arsene Wenger will be keen for his team to get back to winning ways at home after their opening day loss against West Ham United.

The manager has the entire squad that played their previous game at Crystal Palace at his disposal. The north London club won at a canter in last season's fixture at home, but the Merseyside club have since strengthened and are sure to hand Arsenal a tough test at the Emirates Stadium this time around.

Christian Benteke
Benteke will be Liverpool's main hope during their clash against Arsenal. Getty

Liverpool come into the game following two back-to-back 1-0 wins over Stoke City and Bournemouth. Both wins did not look convincing as the new players settle down and the team finds its rhythm.

Brendan Rodgers will be without skipper Jordan Henderson, which will see Emre Can get his place in the starting lineup.

Christian Benteke will be a threat during the game and he has a good record against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Arsenal Win: 13/18
  • Draw: 3
  • Liverpool Win: 77/19

What Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "If you want to have a successful season you want to be strong at home. Normally we are strong at home. This is an opportunity to show that. We missed our first game and we had to look at ourselves, and we responded very well. Now we need to come back to our usual strength that we have at home."

Brendan Rodgers: "Arsenal, like many teams, are still trying to find rhythm and flow but while doing that you want to win. West Ham got a good result there but with [Alexis] Sánchez back he is a real catalyst for them and they played well at Crystal Palace. It is a challenge we are looking forward to."

Team News

Arsenal

  • Injured: Wilshere (ankle), Rosicky (calf), Welbeck (bruise)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud

Liverpool

  • Injured: Henderson (foot)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Skrtel, Gomez; Can, Milner, Coutinho, Lallana, Ibe; Benteke.