Arsenal vs Liverpool
FA Community Shield 2020
Date: Saturday, 29 August 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium.
The Gunners vs Liverpool fixture has been played 195 times over the years. Reds edge the head-to-head with 72 victories to Arsenal’s 69 won, with a further 54 matches finished in draws.
The FA Community Shield has witnessed an Arsenal vs Liverpool fixture 3 times within the past. Liverpool have won two of these , in 1979 and 1989, while Arsenal’s sole victory came in 2002.
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Head to head (h2h) history and results
These two giants of English football have met 229 times across all competitions over the years, with Liverpool boasting 10 more wins, 89 to 79.
There have been 61 draws.
Although they lost at the Emirates in July, Klopp’s men did brush aside Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield last August before also triumphing on penalties two months later following a 10-goal Carabao Cup fourth-round thriller on Merseyside.
Arsenal have had just a few of coaching sessions start. As a result, it’s difficult to understand what side Arteta will pick – particularly when some players have had to quarantine after coming back from holiday.
That was the case with Emi Martinez and, despite the Argentina international being back in training, Bernd Leno should start before him in goal. In defence, William Saliba is about to form his debut as a part of a back-three that ought to contain Rob Holding and Kieran Tierney.
At right wing-back, Hector Bellerin’s absence from Tuesday’s friendly at MK Dons suggest Cedric Soares may start and Ainsley Maitland-Niles could operate the opposite flank.
Expected lineups: Arsenal vs Liverpool
Arsenal (3-4-3): Leno; Saliba, Holding, Tierney; Cedric; Elneny, Xhaka; Maitland-Niles; Saka; Nketiah; Aubameyang
Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho; Wijnaldum, Keita, Salah; Firmino, Mane