Arsenal v Liverpool preview

Club captain Mikel Arteta, full-back Mathieu Debuchy, midfielders Abou Diaby and Jack Wilshere all stepped up their rehabilitation in a friendly match on Tuesday, so will also be assessed ahead of the game.

However, England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring) remains unavailable.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is expected to have recovered from a hip injury to feature.

The 25-year-old, along with midfielder Adam Lallana (groin), withdrew from the England squad last week, but both are likely to be in contention to face the Gunners.

Centre-back Martin Skrtel and captain Steven Gerrard begin three-match suspensions with Dejan Lovren favourite to replace the former in defence.

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