Arsène has gone for a midfield heavy looking side as Danny Welbeck takes his place on the bench while Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey look set to play ahead of Francis Coquelin with Mesut Özil likely to start from a wide position. Arsenal were well and truly dominated at Anfield earlier in the season so Arsène could well be trying to fight back for some of the ball.

The only other real decision was between Gabriel and Mertesacker with the latter being given the nod. Sterling will want to isolate the German but he may well find himself followed around by Koscielny.

Confirmed Line Up:

Subs: Macey, Gibbs, Gabriel, Flamini, Rosicky, Walcott, Welbeck