NEW!! Some Predictions On the Arsenal Match Today When Arsenal hosts Liverpool at the Emirates on Saturday, Gabriel Magalhaes is expected to substitute David Luiz, while Bukayo Saka is expected to open.
When Arsenal hosts Liverpool at the Emirates on Saturday night, they will be looking to get back on track and keep their top-six aspirations alive. Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, has a mixed bag of team news ahead of his side’s most recent match.
The biggest point of worry has been Bukayo Saka, who has been grappling with a hamstring injury that has caused him to miss England’s international break. Apart from Saka, Arteta has been keeping an eye on Granit Xhaka and Emile Smith Rowe’s health, but David Luiz is unavailable due to a knee injury.
Arteta gave a general squad briefing at his pre-match press conference before going on to Saka and Smith Rowe. “There are quite a lot of stuff I haven’t seen yet,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. We’ll meet with them this afternoon and evaluate the team tomorrow, as well as see how everybody is doing and making any decisions. Yet there hasn’t been any major coverage so far. He [Saka] hasn’t yet practised with the rest of the team.”
“He’s been working on his own for a while. Unfortunately, we had to cut him from the England team. He’s getting better, but he hasn’t yet joined the squad for training. They wanted to hold him out because he [Smith Rowe] is experiencing hip pain. We’ll see if he arrives today, meet with the physicians and physiotherapists, and see whether he’ll be ready to practise tomorrow.”
NEW!! Some Predictions On the Arsenal Match Today Saka returned to training on Friday, but with too little time with the squad, he’ll probably just be fit enough to make the bench. Smith Rowe is in the same boat, which means Nicolas Pepe and Martin Odegaard will join Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in the Arsenal attack.
Xhaka should be healthy enough to face Liverpool in midfield, with Thomas Partey an instant selection in the double pivot. If Xhaka is unable to play, Dani Ceballos will most likely start in his place. In defence, Gabriel Magalhaes will take over for David Luiz in the central defensive partnership, where he will be joined by Pablo Mari. The two full-backs will be Hector Bellerin and Kierney, with Bernd Leno taking his place in defence.
Arsenal Predicted Lineups: Leno; Bellerin, Mari, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Pepe, Odegaard, Aubameyang; Lacazette