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Liverpool vs Arsenal Team News: Alexis dropped to the bench

The biggest thing to come out of today’s selection is that Alexis Sanchez has been dropped from the starting line-up.

It remains to be seen if it is for tactical reasons or he is carrying an injury but with nothing reported through the week it is a very surprising move.

The rest of the team is as expected. As mentioned in today’s preview, if Arsene Wenger was going to stick with the same formation then Alex Iwobi would likely move to 10 with Welbeck and Oxlade-Chamberlain on either side.

It is great to see Welbeck getting a start and his work rate could be crucial in a game like this.

Aaron Ramsey returns to the bench and Laurent Koscielny recovered from injury to start at centre back alongside Shkodran Mustafi.

For Liverpool Dejan Lovren starts on the bench and as expected, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson miss out. Their team is as expected.

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