But the Gunners turned the game on its head and even lead with strikes from Alexis Sánchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Özil. But Liverpool were not done and Roberto Firmino dragged the Reds level 19 minutes from time.
A repeat against bottom-of-the-table Swansea on Boxing Day will not be welcome.
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Liverpool side it believes will start the game.
Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.
And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.
When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.