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Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Vermaelen by Leiva Lucas. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.
Corner from left by-line taken by Luis Suarez.
Corner taken right-footed by Luis Suarez to the near post, Olivier Giroud manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Agger by Per Mertesacker. Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick. Caution for Per Mertesacker.
Bacary Sagna concedes a free kick for a foul on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.
Luis Suarez has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.
Santi Cazorla takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Steven Gerrard.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Luis Suarez. Bacary Sagna restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Olivier Giroud is shown a yellow card.
Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina. Corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line, Olivier Giroud has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard, clearance by Thomas Vermaelen.
Effort on goal by Santi Cazorla from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the right by-line, clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.
Andre Wisdom concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Wilshere. The ball is swung over by Santi Cazorla, Close range headed effort by Per Mertesacker clears the crossbar.
Jordan Henderson fouled by Aaron Ramsey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Carragher.
Foul by Steven Gerrard on Per Mertesacker, free kick awarded. Steven Gerrard receives a yellow card. Per Mertesacker takes the direct free kick.
Leiva Lucas challenges Jack Wilshere unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Wilshere.
Theo Walcott has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post. Sanchez Jose Enrique on for Daniel Sturridge.
Shot by Lukas Podolski from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Luis Suarez concedes a free kick for a foul on Bacary Sagna. Bacary Sagna takes the free kick.
A goal is scored by Theo Walcott from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool.Assist by Olivier Giroud.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Glen Johnson on Theo Walcott. The ball is swung over by Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool.Jack Wilshere provided the assist for the goal.
Shot from just outside the box by Lukas Podolski misses to the left of the target.
Shot from just outside the box by Aaron Ramsey goes over the crossbar.
A goal is scored by Jordan Henderson from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool.Daniel Sturridge provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on Jack Wilshere. Lukas Podolski produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Steven Gerrard. Volleyed left-footed shot by Lukas Podolski. Blocked by Jamie Carragher.
Close range header by Theo Walcott goes over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clarindo Andre Santos by Jordan Henderson. Clarindo Andre Santos restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from close range by Daniel Sturridge misses to the right of the target.
Jordan Henderson takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Gerrard.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge by Thomas Vermaelen. Direct free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Ramsey on Daniel Agger. (Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Clarindo Andre Santos coming on for Kieran Gibbs. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard. The referee blows for offside against Daniel Agger. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.
Santi Cazorla takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Jordan Henderson makes a clearance.
Stewart Downing is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
Luis Suarez has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lukas Podolski on Andre Wisdom. Free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Gerrard, Daniel Agger takes a shot. Clearance made by Lukas Podolski.
Luis Suarez fouled by Santi Cazorla, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Santi Cazorla for unsporting behaviour. Glen Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Theo Walcott, Jamie Carragher makes a clearance.
Foul by Steven Gerrard on Jack Wilshere, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.
Wenger: Panic buying shows weakness
Arsene Wenger believes panic buying in the January transfer window is a symptom of what is wrong with the modern game and a manager must be "strong enough to do nothing".
Despite clamour from supporters to recruit, the Arsenal boss only intends to add to his squad by Thursday's deadline if a player can enhance his current side.
Wenger revealed former England captain David Beckham will train at Arsenal's Hertfordshire training base, but would not confirm an interest in Spain striker David Villa, saying only that Barcelona do not wish to sell.
"It's just like you go out and you buy anyone just to give people hope," Wenger said.
"I think what is important is that you bring in players who can strengthen your team, or you do nothing, you're strong enough to do nothing.
"I always said that what is important is to bring a player in who can strengthen the squad.
"'Anyone', for me, means just exactly what is today the modern game has become.
"In January it's very difficult to find players who strengthen your team when you're in our position."
Villa would undoubtedly improve the Arsenal squad, but Wenger is happy with the forwards at his disposal - Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Gervinho, who is currently at the African Nations Cup with Ivory Coast.
Wenger added: "It doesn't go away, but Barcelona doesn't want to sell David Villa. They have made that very, very clear.
"As numbers we have enough. We have plenty of quality strikers."
Wenger does not believe there is room to negotiate with Barcelona.
"You respect the desire (to keep a player)," he said. "If I say that somebody is not for transfer I expect the other clubs not to try to buy him."
Wenger was speaking ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool.
Under Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool appear to be following Wenger's philosophy of trusting in young players.
It backfired for Rodgers when Liverpool were dumped out of the FA Cup by Oldham on Sunday, leading to criticism of the young players by the Northern Irishman.
"It's always a big disappointment to go out of the FA Cup," said Wenger, whose side edged past Brighton on Saturday.
"You never speculate because you never know really what exactly what kind of response you get.
"If he's not happy with their younger players they will not play on Wednesday.
"I think what is important for us is to be us at our best and cope with what Liverpool will offer us."
Arsenal will be boosted by the returns of Thomas Vermaelen from an ankle injury and Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla, who dropped to the bench at Brighton at the Emirates Stadium.
Meanwhile, Rodgers has no doubt his team will react in the right way to their FA Cup nightmare.
He said: "It's quite easy (to move on). It's one of the things you have to be able to do in modern football, and especially at a club like this.
"However, disappointing the cup was, we'll get a reaction on Wednesday. Just seeing the players, the small group we had working (on Monday morning), they had a real focus and concentration.
"That hurts, and I'm glad it does, because that shows that they care. We'll enter the game with even greater motivation to win.
"We've seen over the last few weeks the quality in the group so we mustn't forget that as well, however disappointing Sunday was.
"We must really focus in on the game on Wednesday, it's an opportunity against a good opponent but an opponent that's around about us in terms of points so we have to go there with the confidence and focus that we've shown in the league of late.
"And if we do that we'll have a great chance of getting a good result."
Liverpool will welcome back fit-again trio Jose Reina, Jose Enrique and Glen Johnson for the game.
Full-back Enrique has not played since suffering a hamstring tear against QPR a month ago while goalkeeper Reina has missed two games with nose and thigh injuries and full-back Johnson sat out the FA Cup defeat by Oldham because of a hamstring problem.
Rodgers is likely to revert to a more familiar line-up after heavily criticising his young players for their performance at Boundary Park.
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