The Gunners have been supported by the arrival of Gabriel Magalhaes for their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against the Reds.
The Brazil international missed Sunday’s FA Cup rout to Forest because of suspension, yet he has now served his suspension and is relied upon to begin against Liverpool at Anfield.
The Gunners are perspiring over the fitness of Smith Rowe and Tomiyasu, who likewise missed the Nottingham Forest game, but they will trust they can play at Anfield gainst Liverpool.
Xhaka is an uncertainty too in the wake of testing positive for Covid last week and his nonattendance would leave Arteta with a choice dilemma in his midfield.
Gunners team news: The Gunners boss perspiring more than a few stars for Liverpool trip with Emile Smith Rowe among the players in doubt for the game but Arteta is however, positive about the Gunners capacity to draw in ‘elite’s signings in the midst of Vlahovic joins.
In the event that Granit Xhaka is out, the Gunners boss might hope to play a midfield triplet of Sambi Lokonga, Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe.
Sambi Lokonga is at present only Gunners fit senior midfielder and it is far-fetched he will begin 18-year-old Hale End graduate Charlie Patino at Anfield.
Mikel Arteta has a discussion to tackle over who begins in goal with Ramsdale and Leno both competing to play.
Anticipated Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Aaron Ramsdale; Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney; Emile Smith Rowe, Sambi Lokonga, Martin Odegaard; Bukayo Saka, Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli.
When is the match?
The match is slated to take place on Thursday, January 13, 2022, 7.45pm GMT and will be played at Anfield
Referee: Michael Oliver
Full Squad: The Gunners crew from: Benrd Leno, Aaron Ramsdale, Okonkwo; Cedric Soares, Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli, Rob Holding, Sead Kolasinac, Pablo Mari, Nuno Tavares, Kieran Tierney, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White; Sambi Lokonga, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Granit Xhaka; Flo Balogun, Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah.
In doubt: Balogun – Covid, Smith Rowe – groin injury, Takehiro Tomiyasu – calf injury, Xhaka – Covid-19.
Unavailable: Aubameyang (AFCON), Elneny (AFCON), Partey – AFCON, Nicolas Pepe – AFCON