By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Football Insider looks ahead to the Monday night mega-clash at Emirates Stadium with our Arsenal v Liverpool preview that details the players to watch, form guide, best bets, stats and recalls a famous moment from 18 years ago.

KICK-OFF TIME: Monday, 8pm

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1

IT’S A BIG GAME FOR…

Adam Lallana. Failed to convince after getting the nod to start the opening two league matches of the season. Oozes class but has an alarming tendency to go missing at crucial moments. Needs to inject greater consistency into his performances to nail down a regular starting spot before Daniel Sturridge returns to potentially change the team shape.

PLAYER TO WATCH…

Alexis Sanchez. Was only half-fit against Crystal Palace but still created the winning goal and demonstrated that the zest and majesty so prevalent in his debut campaign remains intact after a Copa America-winning summer. His razor-sharp runs, trickery, ball carrying and ability to deliver the exceptional gives another dimension to an occasionally one-paced front four. The sense is that Liverpool will struggle to contain him if he is on song.

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Premier League: Arsenal 4 (Bellerin, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud) Liverpool 1 (Henderson pen), April 2015

Premier League: Liverpool 2 (Coutinho, Skrtel) Arsenal 2 (Debuchy, Giroud), December 2014

FA Cup: Arsenal 2 (Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski) Liverpool 1 (Gerrard pen), February 2014

REMEMBER WHEN…

Robbie Fowler tried in vain to step the referee awarding Liverpool a penalty after David Seaman was adjudged to have fouled him in the box. Watch Fowler mouthing the words ‘I dived’ in this 1997 footage.

FORM GUIDE…

Arsenal in 2015/16: L, W

Liverpool in 2015/16: W, W

BEST BET…

Liverpool to win – 29/10 (888.com)

HOW WILL THEY LINE UP…

Arsenal (possible): Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla; Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud.

Liverpool (possible): Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Gomez; Milner, Can; Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino; Benteke

EXPERT VERDICT… Arsenal to win by a single goal in a closely-fought encounter