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XI arsenal are ready to face one of the biggest club Liverpool today for the fight to become number one on top table

Mikel Arteta could this weekend name an unchanged team for the third Premier League game in a row when Arsenal head to Liverpool in a huge top-of-the-table clash.

The Gunners travel to Anfield looking to win there for the first time since 2012, when Arteta was still playing.

Arsenal have a handful of fitness concerns, but not with the 11 players who started their previous two League games.

Jurrien Timber (knee), Fabio Vieira (groin) and Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf) are all expected to miss out.

Midfielder Jorginho was absent for Sunday’s win over Brighton with a foot problem and is being assessed ahead of the trip to Anfield.

Thomas Partey has been out since October with a hamstring injury, but is itching to get back playing over the festive period but Saturday’s game will come too soon.

Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League and can extend their lead over Liverpool to four points if they win on Saturday.

Mohamed Elneny (hamstring) could be part of the squad and was hoping to train on Friday afternoon.

“Thomas Partey is still finalising his rehab,” Arteta said. “He still hasn’t trained with the team yet. Mo Elneny will hopefully join us this afternoon to see how he feels about it. For the rest, no news. Jorginho is still a doubt.”

Predicted Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

Arsenal squad from: Ramsdale, Raya, Hein; Gabriel, Cedric, Kiwior, Saliba, White, Zinchenko; Havertz, Jorginho, Odegaard, Partey, Rice, Smith Rowe; Jesus, Martinelli, Nelson, Nketiah, Saka and Trossard

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