first_img1 Arsenal host Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium Arsenal and Liverpool face off on Sunday afternoon looking to get their Premier League seasons off to the perfect start.Both sides believe they can realistically challenge for the league title this term, but a win is a must to ensure these hopes edge closer to reality.The results of both clubs in pre-season have been largely positive – with Liverpool’s thrashing of Barcelona and the Gunners overcoming Manchester City standouts – but both managers have injury problems to deal with for this opening clash.Arsene Wenger is without three of his first-choice centre-backs, meaning he has named Rob Holding and Calum Chambers in the starting line-up this afternoon, whilst Olivier Giroud’s lack of pre-season training sees Alexis Sanchez start upfront.For Liverpool, both Daniel Sturridge and James Milner are out through injury, although Jurgen Klopp has been able to hand debuts to Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Ragnar Klavan.Confirmed team news:Arsenal XI: Cech, Bellerin, Holding, Chambers, Monreal, Elneny, Coquelin, Walcott, Ramsey, Iwobi, SanchezSubstitutes: Gibbs, Wilshere, Ospina, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Xhaka, AkpomLiverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, CoutinhoSubstitutes: Manninger, Grujic, Can, Origi, Matip, Stewart, Alexander-Arnoldlast_img

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