Arsenal take on Liverpool at Anfield this evening in whatever round of the Carabao Cup it is.

Here’s the team Unai Emery has picked to do the job.

Liverpool: Kelleher, Williams, Gomez, Van Den Berg, Milner, Lallana, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elliot, Origi, Brewster

Subs: Adrian, Jones, Kane, Larouci, Chirvella, Clarkson, Koumetio

Arsenal: Martinez, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac, Torreira, Willock, Ozil, Maitland-Niles, Saka, Martinelli

Subs: Macey, Sokratis, Tierney, Guendouzi, Ceballos, Pepe, Lacazette

Follow the game on the Arseblog live blog

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Dixon
Dixon

Alright let’s turn a page tonight

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

That’s a stronger team/bench than them! COYG.

Naija gooner
Naija gooner

We are winning this 💪 #COYG

Futsboller
Futsboller

We are actually winning. Wow. Watching Ozil play with these youngsters is a joy, and he even pressed a bit to create a goal.

Alas, a LFC dive brings them back into it …

Stikkman
Stikkman

Lets go gunners!

Richie

Looking at our team and bench compared to Liverpool’s, I really fancy us to win tonight.

Alex
Alex

Ozil has created 522 chances in the premier league for Arsenal since his arrival. The next best is Ramsey with 272. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do with the 3 he’ll make tonight.

Source: BBC

BigArse
BigArse

Another brace for Martinelli is what will happen given the form he’s in.

Elbon
Elbon

Boy o boy are you bang on the money, and it’s just half-time

BigArse
BigArse

I wish I’d said hat trick!

waldodukie
waldodukie

Well, on paper the gunners appear the stronger….

Red-Wing
Red-Wing

Is Smith-Rowe alright?

Richie

I suspect Emery just wanted a really strong bench.

Red-Wing
Red-Wing

I expected he would start instead of AMN, I hope he’s not injured.

Glad Ozil is starting, excited about Martinelli, hope Willock will recover from recent struggles. COYG.

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee

Mustafi’s gonna Mustafi……..

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

He hasn’t lately.

SB Still
SB Still

Alas, he has now in the 6th minute!

Scott P
Scott P

I mean, yes, by definition he will.

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee

I’d rather see a competition winner in the match day programme run out tonight, than have to watch that clown playing in an Arsenal shirt.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

Just one World Cup for Mustafi yeah?

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee

And just the zero Premiership titles, for Mustafi yeah?

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

Zero Premiership titles which is the same as every other member of the Arsenal squad tonight so your point is?? 🙂

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee

And Mustafi won the World Cup for Germany on his own did he? If you’re gonna spout daft arguments, expect daft answers.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

I have never spouted in my life but Mustafi just Mustafied! OMG

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

I’ll get my coat… 🙂

Henry II
Henry II

Give the guy a break, yes he is a little error prone but he has been rightly dropped from the 1st team and seems to be doing well and gaining confidence in these cup games. It’s Arsenal, we need the full squad!

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee

A ‘little error prone’…..? He’s Frank Spencer on coke.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

Now that was funny. 🙂

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee

Not nearly as funny as the own goal he’s just scored…… Still, lads, what do I know, eh..?

MR GARY REGIS
MR GARY REGIS

Ha ha 6 mins in 😂 well plat sir

anonarse
anonarse

No Xhaka?

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee

He’s on the couch…looking at cheese plants and talking about his pre-school.

anonarse
anonarse

Haha.

Lev
Lev

Lol

anonarse
anonarse

Guys, it was a joke …

loose_cannon
loose_cannon

We’ve got a very good chance here, especially looking at the benches

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

Martinelli is going to tear them a new one. You heard it here first! 🙂

Rich
Rich

Annoyed Ozil is back after his cynical social media activity.

No Smith-Rowe even on the bench, can’t say I’m confident….

But with our bench we probably won’t get a better chance, can’t see Koop being too disappointed with a loss, Liverpool have much bigger fish to fry, a two legged semi in January can become more of a hindrance than an opportunity.

anonarse
anonarse

Klopp seems to be taking this serious … Not the worst line up for us though. Hope Özil can create some magic for Martinelli and Saka, and that Willock will get a better game than the last couple.

Richie

Klopp seems NOT to be taking this serious. Last season in the third round he had Salah, Mane, Firmino, and Henderson all in the squad.

anonarse
anonarse

I tried to be ironic. I seem to have failed.

moxrex
moxrex

Ozil did created something extraordinary for two of the goals. But looked rusty and slow

Redsy
Redsy

Kinda disappointed that Martinelli or lacazette wasnt the striker that ozil is supplying

Nothing against Baku just hope we win and put the focus back on something more positive after the last few days
2-1 the Arsenal hopefully

anonarse
anonarse

Martinelli is in the linup, no? Who’s Baku – Saka?

Pkub
Pkub

What?

Richie

Martinelli IS playing. And Baku? That’s in Azerbaijan where we left painful memories. Anfield on the other hand has plenty of glorious memories for Arsenal.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

Fuck me Kane is on their bench! Goal hungry twat. 🙂

The Kolkata Gooner
The Kolkata Gooner

Its the WWE Kane.

Richie

Clarkson on their bench too. Who Wants To Be a Millionaire must not be on TV tonight.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

That made me chuckle.

Naked Cygan
Naked Cygan

Come on Ozil!!

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee

Ja, Arsenal, Ja..!! Ich breche den schweib!

yen
yen

It it a 4-2-3-1 with Ozil as proper Nr. 10?

Richie

Really hope we’re playing in yellow tonight but the Twitter team sheet hints at the blue kit.

Nicolas Pepe
Nicolas Pepe

Why is AMN and Willock playing. Why Emery why????

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

That’s a bit harsh just because you are on the bench??

Henry II
Henry II

Because it’s the milk cup and they are worthington to play in it…. it’s a long old season grab yourself a coke

anonarse
anonarse

Because they both scores?

Ya gooner
Ya gooner

Ainsley’s been slacking a bit recently. Let’s hope he’s not too casual this time out.

Arsenal Owl
Arsenal Owl

COYG – Was saddened by the action of both the supporters and Xhaka on Sunday. Lets put that behind us and support the club

mrugunner
mrugunner

you guys are very optimistic!!!

mrugunner
mrugunner

commentator: “that is classic mustafi”

Xzibit
Xzibit

Pathetic Emery.

Nkue
Nkue

What is niles doing in this lineup. Spoiler

Leon
Leon

What is the fucking point of wasting your time watching this rubbish?
6 minutes gone and Mustafi has given Liverpool the lead with an own goal.
The opposition don’t need to turn up do they?
Arsenal’s retarded players and their incompetent coach does it all for them.
A very long night ahead…..

SB Still
SB Still

Emeey seems to be learning some lessons, Ozil is not one of double pivot with Torreira playing Num.10!

SB Still
SB Still

Even though we went behind early, it was much better watching us fight with the more traditional set-up.

SB Still
SB Still

Wow, we are pressing in their half, how refreshing!

SB Still
SB Still

1-3, just don’t listen to Emery’s half time talk 🙂

SB Still
SB Still

His talk does it 🙂

SB Still
SB Still

Come on, why take Ozil off when we need a goal? Torreira No. 10?

SB Still
SB Still

Come on Martinelli!

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

Mustafi taking the heat off Xhaka, that’s nice. #Teamtogether 🙂

MonkeyJoe
MonkeyJoe

Emery should put in prison for crimes against humanity. Wasting Ozil talent for the sake of his useless and fragile ego. #EmeryOut

Nicolas Pepe
Nicolas Pepe

We are winning 3-1 I still want Emery out #Emeryout Willock is horrendous aswell #WillockOut

Gunner in Canada
Gunner in Canada

I don’t care what anyone says about Ozil not defending his fair share. You just don’t keep the most creative offensive player out of the lineup, because he doesn’t defend as well.

39 minutes into the game, and he has been involved in the 1st and 3rd goals already.

When I was growing up, I lived in Edmonton, Canada, home of the hockey Oilers. They were lousy at defense, but it didn’t matter much, because they out-scored everyone, and won the Stanley cup 5 years out of 7. They had a player who was excellent offensively, but was lousy at defense. No one cared. You may have heard of him. His name was Wayne Gretzky, probably the best hockey player of all time.

COYG 1001
COYG 1001

By my count, all 3.

Gunner in Canada
Gunner in Canada

I don’t think he had anything to do with the 2nd goal. Torriera made the pass out wide to AMN

COYG 1001
COYG 1001

Just reviewed. You are right. My bad.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

A bit longer with a couple more tales and you could fill in for Rambling Pete? 🙂

Gordy
Gordy

It’s so great to see Ozil playing he’s by far our best player. The fans are right he hasn’t given the ball away once and has turned the Liverpool defence countless times. For fuck’s sake

Nicolas Pepe
Nicolas Pepe

Willock is terrible. Can’t track back can’t pass long can’t dribble can’t shoot can’t run. No composure. He’s terrible.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

Fuck me Nic, you will get a run out in the second half mate chill! 🙂

SB Still
SB Still

Apparently he can shoot!

Nicolas Pepe
Nicolas Pepe

VERRY VERY lucky shot. He will NEVER score a better goals. He is useless.

anonarse
anonarse

Can’t shoot? Really?

Jimbo Jones
Jimbo Jones

Ozils been involved in every goal we have scored tonight. This just makes me hate emery all the more. What a cunt. We need this in the premier league ffs.

Voldemort
Voldemort

And now he subs him. hilarious from dick. Ffs
Its hard to back a manager who makes decisions like that

Me2
Me2

The reserve chumps showing they are just as good as the senior chumps at throwing away a two goal lead.
Only they have done it twice…

Jimbo Jones
Jimbo Jones

Then he takes him off for gendouzi….WTF. He is fucking mental. Emery has to go

Nicolas Pepe
Nicolas Pepe

Emery might just want a. 6Million sacking fee

Arse-head
Arse-head

Give him it and get him to fuck

Dusko
Dusko

The minute Ozil left we lost the creativity.

MonkeyJoe
MonkeyJoe

Emery is something else. #EmeryOut

Me2
Me2

Yeah of course.
You will be posting the same thing about him in five years time…

Me2
Me2

Well done to Liverpool.
Thoroughly deserved.
Arsenal deserved nothing and most gratifyingly got nothing.
As they will all season.
Thats what you get for being stupid…

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

How can you say Arsenal deserved nothing being ahead for the vast majority of the game?? Actually don’t answer..

Me2
Me2

Yeah you see – you have to be ahead at the end of the game.
Thats how football works.
Get used to it though.
Emery is in for the longggggg haul….

COYG 1001
COYG 1001

[email protected]&$$&@&8 $&@k

Richie

Emery’s substitutions were absolutely shocking. He needs to leave now.

Lacauberpepe
Lacauberpepe

To think that liverpooh did everything to throw this game and unai emery let them right back into it by replacing Ozil and Torreira and reverting to his boring, cowardly, retrogressive football!!!