Saturday, June 15, 2024

Tierney returns: Liverpool v Arsenal team news

Arsenal take on Liverpool at Anfield this evening, looking for a first away win there since 2012.

Here are this evening’s official line-ups.

Liverpool: To follow


Arsenal: Leno, Holding, Luiz, Tierney, Bellerin, Xhaka, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Subs: Runarsson, Gabriel, Kolasinac, Ceballos, Saka, Pepe, Nketiah

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Strong side. Glad Alacantra is not turning out for Liverpool.


I expected Gabriel to start and Tierney to start at LWB That would’ve been a better balance for me but I guess thats why im not the manager.


Surprised but in Arteta I trust

Too Drunk To Be Offside

No Ozil!!? I am gobsmacked.

Anyway, life under the rock is fun. Just letting you guys know

Anders Limpar

Is it 442??

Anders Limpar

Dont mind me I was having a brain fart!


343 or 523 whatever you want to call it



Anders Limpar

Yeah thanks, I read the line up twice and missed xhaka both times so I sat there for several minutes trying to for 9 outfield players into a system!


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David C

I understand steady Elneny coming in but what did Gabriel do to get dropped? Hopefully we get awesome Luiz tonight, we might need it.



Luiz hasn’t done much wrong in these to be fair. Big step up for the new guy.

David C

Ceballos and Saka probably mad too. We have a good bench for this game with Eddie and Pepe as well.

Teryima Adi

Luiz is like a chameleon.

Public Elneny

Holding-Luiz-Tierney know how to defend against Liverpool, Gabriel doesn’t have that experience yet

The move from Ligue 1 to the PL itself is a big step up, let alone facing the league’s strongest attack in his 3rd game. He’s made a very good start but this game could easily have ended up wrecking his confidence

Glen Helders left foot

Luiz is an accident waiting to happen

Public Elneny

In a back 4 when he has a lot of ground to cover, yes

In the middle of a back 3 when he can focus on his strengths – aerial domination, organisation, distribution – not at all


Maybe Arteta doesn’t want to expose him to Liverpool front 3 yet. He is getting used to the league and confidence can play a big part in how he copes up with the league. It’s better for Gabriel to sit this one out in my opinion and bring in the experience on Luiz.
Hope the good Luiz turns up today.


Gabriel is being sorely missed


hopefully Luiz’s experience helps tonight


3:1 in favor of Arsenal. COYG


Community shield all over again


Ceballos and Eddie currently choosing their weapons. Very interested to see how Elneny gets on, either way what a turnaround, you can only credit him. If I’d told you he would be starting this game this time last year you’d have told me we clearly hadn’t signed a central midfielder…………shit. #COYG


I thought it would be luiz gabriel tierney but anyways coyg ❤️


All left footers


when did luiz become left footed ?

Pune Gooner

Luiz is right footed


My mistake


Not particularly surprised. Probably our most defensively sound line-up. COYG.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

Defensively sound with Kolasinac in there?

Kendall Jefferson

Do you need glasses?

Where did you see Kolasinac in that starting line-up?


Yes, provided the good Luiz turns up!


Not throwing Gabriel in at deep end I guess. Strong but lacking guile in midfield.

Interesting that over half of PL games this season have seen away wins – let’s keep it going. ?


Louiz and Holding.. Arteta knows best.. We move

SLC Gooner

Aside from perhaps swapping in Gabriel, and various permutations of Saka and Pepe perhaps starting, that looks like about as strong a side as we could field. The substitution of Elneny for Ceballos is obviously Arteta playing more conservatively, given who and where we’re playing.


Feels like an Auba game.


Might of liked Pepe’s pace on the break. I guess Arteta’s going with experience in Willian, Luiz and Elneny. I might have have gone with the more dynamic youngsters but WTF do I know. Hope he’s got it right! COYG!


“Might have”


You should note that I put two ‘have'(s) in the 3rd sentence to compensate. Try to keep up.

Billy bob

Super sub appearance from Nketiah scoring the winning goal with a typical poachers strike


Everyone talking about thiago starting tonight but I do t think he’s in their squad.

Teryima Adi

Let’s run them over. COYG!

Billy bob

Mame the opposition lol interesting tactic

Hide Bort

First time I got the starting lineup 100% correct in ages.


I like the choice of elneny over ceballos to protect that back 3 better. We need to stay in the game long enough to nick it. COYG!


I think it makes sense to play Luiz over Gabriel in this game with this formation. My impression is that they would have to play the same position and that Arteta, in a game of this caliber, decided to go with the experienced (by far) player, who played really well the last time he faced them. Think about it; Gabriel has had two PL games before this one. In any case, COYG!!


Had the same thought. If he’d been terrorized by Pool, his confidence would’ve been shattered.

Lonty mark

Liverpool are being relentless. The boys need to get a hold of the game


Yes, but the word is “How”?


The normally reliable AMN having an off day so far.
Saka should start in his place in the 2nd half.


That’s was a red card, I don’t care what minute it was, deliberate movement, mane should not be on to score that.
Ref didn’t look at the monitor.


Only a goal in it at half time although Liverpool has had masses of possession. The next goal, if there is one, may well be crucial. If it’s them, we’ve had it. Us, and we could just get something out of the game.


why the f does arteta keep playing from the keeper in the game


the most stupid strategy of guardiola that everyone is copying


not only that, but passing it back and forth in front of goal multiple times, inviting pressure until they inevitably lose it


Why does Holding ever get picked, he is incapable of playing well, the worst defender in the league by far…. Both goals Martinez would have saved, it is beyond me why Leno is still in the team, he is scared to come forwards and his throws out of the goal would let a non league team take advantage of. Please put the best players on Arteta, having Gabriel on the bench is a travisty…


Plenty to bitch about. But that horrendous miss by lacazette could cost us this game!


ceballos 2 thru balls already in 15min. xhaka- i know side and back passes only


Possibly Elneny and Dani for the next game? Granit is a leader and he does well against certain opponents. But if you are faced with a pressing team like Liverpool, he looks terrible.


Liverpool deserve the three points, but Laca…….


ROB HOLDING has just proved to me today that yes it is time for him TO GO. I can now see clearly he is not top quality CB up until today I thought he shouldn’t be sold but now I can see clearly he’s not what we need going forward


BAD team selection from Arteta.

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