Arsenal made it five Premier League wins on the bounce on Sunday, defeating Leicester City 2-0.
Goals from Thomas Partey and Alexandre Lacazette secured all three points for the north Londoners, who are fourth in the current league standings. Now, the Gunners will hope that they can hand Liverpool their first league defeat of 2022 and Arteta is boosted by the fact that his side doesn’t have many injury concerns to worry about ahead of this evening’s encounter with the Reds.
Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu appears to be the only member of Arteta’s squad that isn’t fully fit and football.london has now taken a look at the latest injury news from the Gunners’ London Colney training ground ahead of tonight’s clash with the Reds.
Tomiyasu has been out of action for a few weeks now as a result of injuries to both his calves.
What Arteta said: “Tomi is the only one that’s still there in contention [to miss the game],” he told reporters. “We have been trying to push him, but with the handbrake a little bit because we need to be careful as we don’t want to get another injury with him.
“We don’t know [if tomorrow is too soon]. Let’s see how he trains today.”
Emile Smith Rowe
Smith Rowe missed the Gunners’ wins over Wolves and Watford as a result of Covid-19. The Hale End academy graduate has been in sublime form recently, netting nine Premier League goals, more than any other Arsenal player this term.
Luckily, he returned to action from the bench against Leicester and will be fit to face Jurgen Klopp’s reds this week after coming on as a substitute in the latter stages of the game.