Taking on one of their biggest tests of the remainder of the season, let’s take a look at our Arsenal predicted lineup to face Liverpool on Wednesday.

Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta applauds at the end of the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north-west of London on March 6, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta applauds at the end of the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, northwest of London on March 6, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s current league form can match any side in Europe’s top-five leagues, with nine wins in 11 games and just one loss – a 10-man last-minute defeat to league leaders Manchester City.

That form faces a huge test in the form of Liverpool, who have already beaten Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the League Cup this year.

Both teams will be in a stronger position than in that last game, with Liverpool welcoming back Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah (if fit) from AFCON, whilst Arsenal will have their favoured midfield options of Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey available again.

Mikel Arteta’s side are also in much better form this time around, but Jurgen Klopp’s seem unstoppable at the moment.

Here’s our Arsenal predicted lineup to face Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Goalkeeper

Arsenal's English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale throws the ball during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north-west of London on March 6, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale throws the ball during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, northwest of London on March 6, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

As usual, it will be Aaron Ramsdale in goal. The goalkeeper picked up a clean sheet with an excellent save or two on Sunday, and he’s competing with Wednesday’s opposite number for the Golden Glove.

Alisson leads the race with 15 clean sheets to Ramsdale’s 12, but Arsenal have a couple of games in hand to potentially catch up a little.

Defence

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Ben White and Granit Xhaka after scoring their side's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Ben White and Granit Xhaka after scoring their side’s third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on December 11, 2021. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

There shouldn’t be many changes in the backline either, with Arsenal keen not to rush back Takehiro Tomiyasu too early again.

Cedric Soares will probably keep his place instead, and join Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Magalhaes, and Ben White in the back-four.

Midfield

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates victory following the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on March 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates victory following the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on March 13, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal are unlikely to want to make many changes in midfield, as the current trio appear to be head and shoulders above any other combination.

That means Thomas Partey anchoring the midfield, with Granit Xhaka ahead of him on the left and Martin Odegaard on the right.

Partey and Odegaard have been in fantastic form, and though Xhaka perhaps isn’t naturally suited to his role, he’s done as well as anyone could have hoped in it.

Forwards

Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (L) and Arsenal's German-born Portuguese defender Cedric Soares (C)congratulate goalscorer Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 13, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard (L) and Cedric Soares (C) congratulate Alexandre Lacazette during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 13, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka took a bit of a knock in the Leicester City win, so Arsenal fans will be keeping their fingers crossed that he gets the all-clear. He’s too important to leave out if he can be available.

Alexandre Lacazette will start up front, with 10 goal contributions in his last 11 games – and that’s not even including the winning goal against Wolves. He’s stepped up well in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s absence so far.

Gabriel Martinelli will likely also keep his place, but Emile Smith Rowe will be pushing him now that he’s back to fitness.

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Liverpool

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