Arsenal will square off against Liverpool in the FA Community Shield on Saturday, the traditional curtain-raiser for English football.
While Arsenal surprisingly lifted the FA Cup under the brilliant stewardship of Mikel Arteta, Liverpool dominated the Premier League last season, and have the chance to win their first Community Shield since 2006.
Neither team is 100% up and running yet, and this game will provide the opportunity for both sides to go one step closer to full fitness.
Arteta’s side will be the underdogs, but they will hope to replicate July’s surprise 2-1 win against Liverpool.
Arsenal Team News
Bernd Leno has fully recovered from his knee injury and will be available for selection. William Saliba is all set to feature for his new employers this season, and the defender will hope to feature against Liverpool.
Arsenal will be without the services of Pablo Mari, Gabriel Martinelli, Calum Chambers and Shkodran Mustafi as all four of them are on the treatment table.
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