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Arsenal position on Liverpool postponement as Mikel Arteta handed significant team news boost

Gabriel Martinelli

The north Londoners are set to play host to Liverpool at the Emirates on Thursday for the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.

The Gunners’ Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against The Reds is set to go on Thursday as things stand.

Arsenal saw their application to defer Sunday’s North London Derby against Spurs acknowledged because of various unlucky deficiencies in their team.

Nonetheless, shakezsports.com comprehends that Odegaard and Smith Rowe are in conflict for the exceptionally expected conflict at the Emirates.

Emile Smith Rowe hasn’t been included for Arteta’s side since the 2-1 defeat to City on New Year’s Day while Martin Odegaard has been out for as far back as week subsequent to testing positive for Covid after the 1-0 defeat to Forest in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Norway international might be compelled to play in a somewhat more profound job against Liverpool considering Partey and Elneny are both right now at the Africa Cup of Nations while Xhaka is suspended in the wake of getting a straight red card for a test on Jota during the principal leg at Anfield.

Notwithstanding playing for over an hour with only ten men, the Gunners had the option to support their backline and keep a spotless sheet, getting a 0-0 draw – whenever the Reds first have neglected to score at home this season.

Ben White conveyed a man of the match show against Jota, Firmino and co, who enlisted only a single shot on target over the hour and a half.

After the full-time whistle, Ben White applauded his teammates for their performance against Klopp’s side, who beat the north Londoners 4-0 in the PL recently.

When asked by Sky Sports how they responded to the red card, he said: “It’s not ideal is it. There is such a lot of battle in this group and it showed today. We burrowed profoundly and got the outcome that we wanted.

“I think he was checking out the ball and didn’t have the foggiest idea where the man is nevertheless what will be will be and the young men did well today.”

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