Arsene Wenger has named his team for the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield and there are a couple of massive surprises.
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Match: Liverpool v Arsenal
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The biggest shock is the decision to drop both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil. Petr Cech starts in goals and there is one change to the back four. Nacho Monreal comes in for Kieran Gibbs and plays alongside Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi and Hector Bellerin.
Francis Coquelin and Granit Xhaka start in midfield behind an all-new front four. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alex Iwobi start, as does Danny Welbeck for the first time in the Premier League since his return from injury. Olivier Giroud starts up front.
Alexis Sanchez starts on the bench alongside the regulars like Lucas Perez, Kieran Gibbs and Gabriel Paulista. Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey also make the reserves.
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Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Ramsey, Walcott, Alexis, Lucas
Subs: Karius, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Lucas, Origi, Woodburn.