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Arsenal vs Liverpool: All you need to know ahead of the Community Shield clash

Arsenal take on Liverpool in the traditional curtain raiser of the new season on Saturday evening



Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Hector Bellerin lift the Community Shield back in 2015 (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The first silverware of the season is up for grabs as Arsenal the FA cup holders take on Liverpool the Premier League champions in the Community Shield or English super cup.

Arsenal have won the Community Shield in each of their last three appearances, 2014, 2015 and 2017 while Liverpool last won it in 2006.

Match details:

Kick off: 16:30 UK time

Venue: Wembley stadium

Referee: Andre Marriner

Teams News:

The Gunners have had just a few training sessions in preparation for the match against Liverpool and just a single friendly which they won 4-1 against MK Dons.

As a result, it is difficult to know what side Arteta will pick, particularly when you consider some players have had to quarantine after returning from holiday which was the case for Emiliano Martinez.

The team that will face Liverpool will be similar to the one that played in the friendly against MK Dons with William Saliba set to make his competitive debut.

FA cup hero Dani Ceballos is no longer part of the club and that has paved way for out of favour Mohammed Elneny, who scored in the 4-1 friendly win.

Head to Head:

Arsenal and Liverpool have met 229 times across all competitions. Liverpool have won 89 times, Arsenal 79 times while 61 games have been draws.

Last 3 matches: Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool, Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal(carabao cup) Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal

Klopp and Arteta will face each other once again

Predicted lineup:


Saliba, Holding, Tierney;

Cedric, Elneny, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles;

Nelson, Aubameyang, Saka

It’s a tough match to predict, either side could win it depending on the team that wants it more or comes up with a better team selection.

A keen follower and fan of Arsenal since the mid-2000s with passion for the game. I aim to write honest and interesting articles about the club I love, and to share my opinions with as many other fans as possible.

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