- Arsenal v Liverpool is tonight and the team news is in
- Sead Kolasinac’s absence is a worry for the Gunners against this Reds attack
- Youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles starts in his place
- READ MORE: Arsenal legend explains how Arsene Wenger can stop Liverpool’s fearsome front four
Arsenal fans are in a panic on Twitter as Sead Kolasinac misses out in tonight’s game against Liverpool in the Premier League, with youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles starting at left-back.
The 20-year-old also played in Arsenal’s last league game against Newcastle but this will be one of the toughest tests of his short career so far.
Maitland-Niles will have to come up against any one of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino in the Liverpool front four.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 22, 2017
The Reds to take on the Gunners… pic.twitter.com/p48ZTJIuLU
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 22, 2017
It’s fair to say Arsenal fans are not looking forward to this as they lament Kolasinac for some reason being named on the bench.
Otherwise, it’s as you’d expect from both sides, with Arsene Wenger still using a back four after a change from a back three in recent matches.
Here’s how Gooners are taking it as we head into 45 minutes to kickoff…
Wassup with Wenger and Kolasinac?
— ‘Deolu. O (@Deolu_o) December 22, 2017
Maitland-Nile’s has played a blinder at LB the last 2 games but to put him in against Salah is asking a lot especially when we’ve got an out and out LB on the bench and don’t get me started on Iwobi #WengerOut
— D8an B8gl8y (@DeanBegley) December 22, 2017
— Dean J Hawkins (@DeanJHawkins) December 22, 2017
Maitland-niles looking after mane and salah tonight. Gd luck ole chap! Well done arsene ??
— James Miller (@jbennmiller) December 22, 2017
Right footed Maitland-Niles playing at left back against Salah, the Premiership’s most in form player ?#Arsenal
— Jöhn Bartley (@TippyTappyFlea) December 22, 2017
Maitland-Niles vs Salah ???, pass me the bleach https://t.co/pbUMocU6RJ
— Corz (@CorzNelson) December 22, 2017