Arsenal Starting XI Prediction at Liverpool FC (League Cup Round of 16)

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Probably the brightest aspect of the Arsenal season thus far, at least in my opinion, is the strong, rapid development of the youngsters. We certainly saw that on display in the last round of the League Cup competition, whey they absolutely demolished Nottingham Forest 5-0.

Now comes a much tougher challenge, where they must visit the Anfield fortress to take on the reigning European title holders and current Premier League table toppers. It’s a round of 16 clash that should see Gunners boss Unai Emery elect to start some of his youngsters.

In our predicted starting XI, we’re going with a back three, plus two wing backs, two holding/central midfielder, two attacking midfielders and then one centre forward.

We’re also picking the long frozen out with absolutely no explanation Mesut Ozil to make an appearance. Don’t let us down Mr. Emery.

Arsenal potential starting lineup for EFL Cup

Martinelli

Ozil   Saka

Torreira    Willock

Maitland-Niles    Bellerin     Holding      Mustafi   Kolasinac

Martinez

Arsenal at Liverpool FC FYIs

Kickoff: Wednesday Oct 30, 8:30 BST, Anfield

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Starting XI Predictions:    Arsenal     Liverpool

league cup trophy

TV: Sky Sports Main Event

Referee: Andre Marinner

Prediction: Liverpool 3, Arsenal 0

Liverpool have won 14 straight at Anfield going back to February 27. The last time they didn’t win on Merseyside was against Bayern Munich in the Champions League Round of 16. And as you might have heard, Arsenal has some issues with their road form to say the least.

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