Arsene Wenger hands Rob Holding his competitive debut as Arsenal begin the new campaign at home against Liverpool.
However, Granit Xhaka starts on the bench with Mohamed Elneny alongside Francis Coquelin in midfield.
Alexis Sanchez leads the line in attack and will be flanked by Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi.
Calum Chambers partners Holding in the centre of defence with Per Mertesacker and Gabriel sidelined through injury and Laurent Koscielny not match fit.
Arsenal team: Cech, Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Monreal, Elneny, Coquelin, Ramsey, Walcott, Iwobi, Alexis
Arsenal subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Xhaka, Wilshere, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Akpom
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