Mikel Arteta’s stuttering Arsenal side welcome champions Liverpool to the Emirates on Wednesday night.
After winning four games on the trot in all competitions, the Gunners drew with Leicester before slipping to a 2-1 defeat in Sunday’s North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, despite Alexandre Lacazette’s thunderbolt giving them the lead.
Meanwhile, Premier League champions Liverpool have also found some inconsistency since wrapping up the title in June.
When Is Kick Off? Wednesday 15 July What Time Is Kick Off? 18:00 (BST) Where Is It Played? Emirates Stadium
ARSENAL VS LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns ahead of their meeting with Liverpool.
Eddie Nketiah serves the second of a three-match ban for his dismissal against Leicester, while Mesut Ozil is still suffering from what has been called ‘back soreness’.
Pablo Mari, Bernd Leno, Gabriel Martinelli and Calum Chambers remain sidelined.
Liverpool midfielder James Milner is unlikely to be fit having missed the weekend draw with Burnley because of a minor muscle problem.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to return at right-back, having been rested on Saturday, and Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain look set to contest one midfield place.