Arsenal v Liverpool: Mesut Ozil returns for Gunners, Daniel Sturridge on bench for visitors

first_imgArsenal and Liverpool both made three changes for Saturday afternoon’s crunch Premier League clash.Mesut Ozil returned for the Gunners in place of Danny Welbeck, who dropped to the bench after suffering a slight knee injury during England’s European Championship qualifier against Lithuania.Per Mertesacker and Hector Bellerin also came into the side, with Gabriel Paulista and Calum Chambers missing out.For Liverpool, Kole Toure was drafted into the starting XI in place of the suspended Martin Skrtel.Lazar Markovic and Lucas also returned, with Daniel Sturridge dropping to the bench and the injured Adam Lallana not included in the matchday squad.Arsenal, sitting third in the Premier League, headed into the game six points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool.A victory for the Gunners would see them move above Manchester City and into second, while the visitors would close to within two points of the final Champions League qualification places with a win in north London.TEAMS:Liverpool – Starting XI: Mignolet, Can, Toure, Sakho, Allen, Lucas, Moreno, Henderson, Coutinho, Markovic, Sterling. Subs:  Jones, Johnson, Lovren, Sturridge, Manquillo, Borini, BrannaganArsenal – Starting XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud. Subs: Macey, Gibbs, Gabriel, Flamini, Rosicky, Walcott, Welbeck 1 Mesut Ozil last_img read more

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