Sunday, 16 February 2014

FA Cup: Match Preview: Arsenal vs Liverpool

Arsenal will play Liverpool today at Emirates 14:00 (GMT) in the fifth round of FA Cup. Howard Webb will referee the game.

FA Cup: Match Preview: Arsenal vs Liverpool

Arsenal will probably going to give their star players a rest ahead of Champions League fixture against Bayern Munich next week. While this will be an advantage for LFC players, they can repeat last weekend’s victory once again but this time at Emirates.

Team news for both teams:
Santi Cazorla is a doubt for this clash but Arsenal defensive midfielder Mathieu Flamini returns from a three game ban. Olivier Giroud and Wojciech Szczesny might be rested today ahead of the CPL fixture. While Arsenal star player Aaron Ramsey, defender Thomas Vermaelen and Kim Kallstrom are still unfit.

On the other side, Liverpool Vice-captain Daniel Agger returned last weekend from his calf injury and probably he will be replacing Kolo Toure today. Right back Glen Johnson has started training after recovering from his injury but he might be benched tonight. Yesterday, Henderson underwent a surgery on his broken list, so he could be replace by Joe Allen.

Probable lineups:

fa cup arsenal vs liverpool lineups

Arsenal last five games (all competitions)
BPL: Arsenal 0 – 0 Man United
BPL: Liverpool 5 – 1 Arsenal
BPL: Arsenal 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
BPL: Southampton 2 – 2 Arsenal
FA Cup: Arsenal 4 – 0 Coventry

Liverpool last five games (all competitions)
BPL: Fulham 2 – 3 Liverpool
BPL: Liverpool 5 – 1 Arsenal
BPL: West Brom 1 – 1 Liverpool
BPL: Liverpool 4 – 0 Everton
FA Cup: Bournemouth 0 – 2 Liverpool

Arsenal vs Liverpool (Head to Head)
Fa Cup (Last three):
Liverpool 1 – 3 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 – 0 Liverpool
Arsenal 1 – 2 Liverpool

BPL (last three):
Liverpool 5 – 1 Arsenal    
Arsenal 2 – 0 Liverpool
Arsenal 2 – 2 Liverpool

Stat: “Between them these teams have appeared in 31 FA Cup finals, With Arsenal boasting 17 finals and Liverpool 14.”

Last weekend LFC won 5-1 against Arsenal at Anfield but this time it won’t be happened again, it will be a tough game tonight.

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

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