Mesut Ozil will not face Liverpool today at Anfield.
The German, Arsenal’s highest paid player, has a knee issue, according to BBC Sport.
Liverpool host Unai Emery’s side at 5:30pm, knowing a win will reinforce our position at the top of the Premier League table – with our first fixture of the New Year against rivals Manchester City.
Liverpool are 2/5 favourites, with the draw a 4/1 shot. The Gunners will also be without Henrikh Mkhitaryan, although Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny are also unlikely to start.
Due to the offensive nature of both likely XIs, you can get 16/1 on a 0-0 draw!
Liverpool’s injuries are relatively minor in comparison, with Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and James Milner the only potential starters not available.
Up top, Mo Salah’s closest rival for the Golden Boot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead the line for Arsenal – but he’s 6/1 to opening the scoring, while our Egyptian phenomenon is 3/1.
Smart money would be Virgil van Dijk finding the net at any point, which you can get at 20/1. Last time we played Arsenal, Liverpool’s giant Dutchman could have scored a hat-trick and was a real menace in the air.
He notched just before Christmas and we think it’s about time he does so again.