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Arsenal will have midfielder Mikel Arteta back from a one-match suspension for Saturday’s Premier League game against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium.

Mathieu Flamini remains sidelined with his groin problem, and an ankle injury rules out Serge Gnabry, while Theo Walcott is still recovering from minor abdominal surgery.

Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby all also continue their rehabilitation.

Liverpool, meanwhile, can call on forward Philippe Coutinho, who returns from a shoulder injury to join the squad to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium after more than six weeks out.

The Brazilian had an operation after sustaining the problem at Swansea on September 16 and is likely to start on the bench.

Left back Jose Enrique is still troubled by a knee injury and will not be included.

Not since 2002, in those now-distant pre-Emirates days, have Arsenal lost three straight home games.

But after defeats to Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea, that is the possible fate that awaits them.

It is hard to see Liverpool’s prolific front two drawing a blank; therefore, Arsenal must attack with wit and width to win the game.

Olivier Giroud must capitalise on Liverpool’s occasional weakness to crosses.

Stat of the game: Liverpool have 20 points, 10 more than they had at this stage last season.

Arsenal (Possible 4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Kosclieny, Gibbs; Arteta, Wilshere; Ramsey, Cazorla, Özil; Giroud.
Out: Diaby, Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Flamini (groin), Gnabry (ankle), Podolski (hamstring), Sanogo (back), Walcott (abdomen).

Liverpool (Possible, 3-1-4-2): Mignolet; Touré, Skrtel, Sakho; Lucas; Johnson, Henderson, Gerrard, Cissokho; Suárez, Sturridge.
Out: Aspas (thigh), Coates, Enrique (both knee).

Referee: Martin Atkinson. Matches: 5, R0 Y12.

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