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Robbie Savage has picked his combined XI.

Robbie Savage picks his Arsenal-Liverpool combined XI from the Premier League era

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Arsenal vs Liverpool has produced some classic matches during the Premier League era.

From Thierry Henry’s ridiculous hat-trick in Arsenal 4-2 victory at Highbury in 2004 to Liverpool’s 4-3 victory at the Emirates on the opening weekend of the 2016/17 campaign.

The fixture is just full of drama.

And that looks set to be the case on Saturday evening when unbeaten Liverpool travel to a new-look Arsenal under Unai Emery.

After losing their opening two fixtures against Chelsea and Manchester City, Arsenal went on a seven-match winning run in the league.

That was ended last weekend when they drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace but the Gunners can be very encouraged with the start they’ve made under Emery.

As for Liverpool, they’re still looking to win their first ever Premier League title but, somehow, have to get the better of an irresistible City side this season.

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Pep Guardiola’s side came to the Emirates and brushed Arsenal aside and Liverpool will need to do the same to keep pace with them.

Jurgen Klopp and his side are favourites for the clash and are expected to finish above Arsenal this season.

But during the Premier League era, there’s no doubt that Arsenal have been far more successful than the Merseysiders.

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Therefore, taking the previous 25 seasons into account, Robbie Savage has attempted to pick his Arsenal-Liverpool combined XI from the Premier League era.

During that time, Arsenal have won three league titles while Liverpool are still searching for their first.

But that didn’t stop Savage from including four Liverpool players past and present in his combined XI.

Take a look:

Now that’s controversial.

No Sol Campbell? No Robert Pires? No Xabi Alonso?

It’s certainly tricky to pick a combined XI over 25 seasons and there’s always going to be disagreements.

But football is all about opinions.

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