Liverpool face Arsenal tomorrow evening at the Emirates in what could be one of the season’s most exciting matches.
There’s always goals between the two clubs, who have traditionally preferred attacking to defending.
Unai Emery’s Arsenal are on a sensational run at the moment, winning 12 and drawing one of their past 13 matches, but they’ve not played a big side since their defeat to Chelsea in August.
They’ve been poor at the back since, even though they’ve won, but on Saturday will likely be without a number of fullbacks.
Hector Bellerin, Nachol Monreal and Sead Kolasinac are all doubts, which means Stephan Lichtsteiner and Granit Xhaka are expected to play on the right and left respectively.
Neither have any pace at all and with Arsenal’s high-line, which at the Emirates they’ll surely deploy, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane could potentially have a field day.
Fans from both clubs have made the prediction!
— Scott Groom (@ScottCGroom) November 1, 2018
Salah vs Xhaka on the right wing 😎 pic.twitter.com/fDvNEAOH6S
— Castle of the Kop (@castleofthekop) October 29, 2018
IF Salah and Mane don't finish these schmucks Xhaka at LB and Maybe Litchsteiner at RB, Idk what to believe anymore.
— ً (@BabyKeith8) November 1, 2018
Salah vs Xhaka next week I'm hearing 💉
— Rollins (@BassamLFC) October 28, 2018
Salah in that xhaka and holding channel next week pic.twitter.com/zsZJMsIoIG
— ovo (@IamWRLK) October 28, 2018
I had a nightmare. It was November the 3rd (Saturday), Arsenal vs Liverpool.
Xhaka had to start as LB because Monreal and Kolasinac weren't available.
Xhaka had to defend Salah.
Despite everything he couldn't cope with Salah's pace. He got ripped to pieces. #AFC
— Fábio Carvalho (@FCarvalho88) October 30, 2018
So Xhaka at LB and no Bellerin at RB for Arsenal on Saturday? Field day for Mané and Salah if true.
— RedFromThe6 (@RedFromThe6) October 31, 2018
If Emery selects Granit Xhaka at Left-Back vs Salah next week, it would perhaps be the most ballsy team selection in Premier League history.
— Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) October 28, 2018