|Vassiriki Abou Diaby|
|Samir Nasri (Tomas Rosicky, 34)|
|Andrey Arshavin (Theo Walcott, 68)|
|Nicklas Bendtner (Bacary Sagna, 82)|
|Jose Manuel Reina|
|Jamie Carragher (Philipp Degen, 55)|
|Maximiliano Maxi Rodriguez|
|Leiva Lucas (Ryan Babel, 78)|
FULL TIME: ARSENAL 1-0 LIVERPOOL. A nervous finish for Arsenal, but they deserve this win.
Liverpool win a couple of free-kicks in Arsenal's half, but they cannot fashion the crucial chance.
Four minutes of stoppage time will be played.
Liverpool are bossing possession, with Arsenal content to drop deep and play on the break.
Time running out for the Reds, who have not created enough tonight.
Babel is nearly the hero for Liverpool, hitting the bar with a fizzing shot. Almunia got fingertips to it - a fine save.
Fabregas tries his luck from distance, but his effort flies well wide.
Nicklas Bendtner makes way for Bacary Sagna.
Ryan Babel replaces Lucas Leiva.
Gerrard goes down in the Arsenal box, but referee Webb says no penalty.
Liverpool respond well to going behind, pouring men forward with intent.
ARSENAL 1-0 LIVERPOOL. DIABY heads home Tomas Rosicky's excellent cross to reward Arsenal for their improved second-half performance.
Tomas Rosicky fires over - gaps are starting to appear at both ends.
Theo Walcott replaces Andrey Arshavin.
Controversy as Nicklas Bendtner is booked for diving, despite the fact Daniel Agger seemed to foul him.
Philipp Degen is booked for a foul on Andrey Arshavin.
Liverpool enjoy a spell of pressure and a spate of corners, but they cannot get a effort on goal.
David N'Gog is denied a clear shot at goal by a last ditch tackle from Gallas.
This match is really opening up, with Nicklas Bendtner forcing Reina into a decent save.
Jamie Carragher is replaced by Philipp Degen.
David N'Gog forces a good save from Manuel Almunia.
The second half has started at a better tempo.
The second half starts.
HALF TIME: ARSENAL 0-0 LIVERPOOL. The referee ends a disappointing first period.
Fabregas strides forward and tests Reina with a skimming low shot from 20 yards. A regulation save for the Liverpool keeper.
Neither keeper has had a save of note to make as the stalemate continues.
Maxi Rodriguez is cautioned for a foul on Emmanuel Eboue.
Gael Clichy is booked for a trip on Gerrard.
A succession of fouls further breaks up the flow of this scrappy match.
Lucas Leiva nearly latches on to a Gerrard lay-off, but the ball just evades him.
A poor clearance by Emiliano Insua lets Arshavin in, but the Russian blazes over from the edge of the area.
Tomas Rosicky replaces Samir Nasri, who has not recovered from an early blow to the head.
Rodriguez has a half-chance, but his effort is weak and easily blocked.
Arsenal enjoy a decent spell of possession, suggesting they have a foothold in this match.
Nicklas Bendtner has the best chance so far, firing wide after being played in by Andrey Arshavin.
The match is becoming scrappy, with neither side able to make much of an impression in their opponents' half.
Nasri delivers a good low cross to the near post, but Martin Skrtel clears behind. The corner is cleared.
Rodriguez brings down a bouncing ball and balloons a volley high into the stands.
Eboue is in a good position to cross from the right flank, but his cross is a terrible one that flies high over the Liverpool goal.
The hosts have made a stuttering strart and are yet to find their passing rhythym.
N'Gog produces the first shot on goal, turning and shooting rather weakly straight at Almunia.
Samir Nasri is struggling with a knock.
David N'Gog does well to flick on for Rodriguez, but Eboue intervenes on the edge of the area.
Martin Skrtel trips Fabregas in a dangerous position. The Liverpool wall does its job well.
Liverpool are the first team to settle, perhaps reflecting their superior confidence.
Arsenal's first threat comes from William Gallas, who heads a Cesc Fabregas free-kick over Reina's crossbar.
Maximiliano Maxi Rodriguez is fouled by Thomas Vermaelen, but Steven Gerrard cannot make anything of the free-kick, Manuel Almunia claiming well.
A tentative start from both teams. Nicklas Bendtner, making his first start since October, tries to latch onto a long ball, but Jose Manuel Reina is out quickly to gather.
Howard Webb gets play underway at the Emirates.
Rafael Benitez brings in Martin Skrtel for the suspended Sotirios Krygiakos. Arsenal show two changes from the side that lost at Chelsea, Emmanuel Eboue and Nicklas Bendtner replacing Bacary Sagna and Theo Walcott.
Liverpool have kept clean sheets in six of their last seven league matches.
Arsenal's only win against the rest of the 'big four' came at Anfield and Liverpool are bidding to end an 11-game league and cup winless streak at Arsenal that stretches back 10 years.
The Gunners need to improve on a poor record against the the rest of the 'big four' this season - they have lost four of their five matches against their major rivals.
Arsene Wenger might not have given up on the title race, but defeat tonight would leave his team just two points ahead of rejuvenated Liverpool.
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