Gabriel Jesus Arsenal
Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus playing for Brazil

Arsenal are currently third in the Premier League table with 46 points, and they will be aiming to narrow the gap with league leaders Liverpool when these two sides meet on Sunday.

The Gunners will welcome Jurgen Klopp’s side to the Emirates Stadium and the home side will be looking to make it three wins in a row. Arsenal have seen a slight slump in form in recent weeks which is why they cannot afford any more losses.

If Arsenal secure a victory this Sunday, they will narrow the gap with Liverpool to within three points. However, a loss on Sunday would provide an opportunity for 5th-placed Aston Villa to potentially level on points with Arsenal.

The previous two meetings between these two sides have ended in draws but we aren’t exactly expecting a similar result this time around.

Arsenal’s team news and injuries:

Gabriel Jesus overcame an injury to play in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest but the Brazilian has shaken off that injury and will be available for Sunday’s encounter against Liverpool.

Thomas Partey, however, has suffered a fresh injury setback which means he will spend another spell on the sidelines.

The manager has told the press: “Yeah, Gabi obviously played and trained with us the whole week. With Thomas, unfortunately, we had a little setback a few days ago, so he’s not going to be available to be in the squad.

“Whether that’s a matter of days or weeks, we’ll see but he had a little thing.”

Elneny has returned to first-team training which will help increase Arsenal’s bench strength on Sunday.

Kai Havertz came off the bench in the Forest game, as Emile Smith Rowe played as the third midfielder. However, when Liverpool come to town, the Arsenal manager will promptly bring the German international back into the starting lineup.

Gabriel Martinelli had a challenging performance against Nottingham Forest, and Leandro Trossard will be competing for a starting position. However, we don’t believe Mikel Arteta will take the risk of fielding someone who has only played 740 minutes of league football this season.

Arsenal predicted line up vs Liverpool:

Goalkeeper: David Raya.
Defenders: Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhães, Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Midfielders: Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard.
Forwards: Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka.