Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looked set to rush Ozil back to the squad due to a selection crisis, despite Ozil only joining pre-season training last week. However the experinced French tactician has resisted the urge to field the Germany international who is yet to play a game since Euro 2016.
Meanwhile, Liverpool welcome back Emre Can who starts on the bench after only managing first half displays over the pre-season. The 22-year-old joined pre-season training late following a lengthy Euro 2016 campaign.
Liverpool have won just the once in their last 20 visits to face the Gunners but will be facing a weakened back-line this time around.
Arsenal v Liverpool
Kick-Off: 16:00 GMT
Arsenal confirmed starting lineup:
Cech; Bellerin, Holding, Chambers, Monreal; Elneny, Coquelin; Iwobi, Ramsey, Walcott; Sanchez
Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Wilshere, Xhaka, Cazorla, Chamberlain, Akpom
Manager: Arsene Wenger
Liverpool Confirmed starting lineup:
Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Lallana, Coutinho, Mane, Firmino
Subs: Manninger, Can, Origi, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Stewart, Grujic
Manager: Jurgen Klopp