As NLD inches towards postponement, Arsenal’s latest trio of injury concerns revealed


As NLD inches towards postponement, Arsenal’s latest trio of injury concerns revealed after Liverpool

 

A fresh trio of personnel concerns have been unveiled at Arsenal, on the back of the club’s meeting with Liverpool on Thursday.

Gunners stand tall

Mikel Arteta of course guided his troops back into action 24 hours ago.

On the back of an embarrassing FA Cup exit at the hands of Nottingham Forest, the Gunners turned their attentions towards matters in the Carabao Cup, eyeing an improved performance, and result, against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

And though they didn’t quite manage to completely upset the odds courtesy of a victory at Anfield, Arsenal did battle their way to a hugely impressive stalemate.

Despite Granit Xhaka having been dismissed inside half an hour, the north Londoners stood firm en route to a 0-0 result, keeping their hopes of a spot in the competition’s finale firmly alive ahead of next week’s return leg at the Emirates.

Tierney joins list of concerns

As alluded to above, though, the endeavours of Arteta and co. on Merseyside ultimately came at a cost.

This comes with the under-manned Gunners, already without the services of the likes of Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard and Takehiro Tomiyasu, having been dealt a fresh trio of blows on the personnel front.

As per journalist Sam Dean, all of Calum Chambers, Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney picked up some form of knock on Thursday night, adding to Cedric Soares’ early departure from proceedings.

In turn, news of Arsenal lodging an official request with the Premier League to have their scheduled North London Derby meeting with Tottenham on Sunday postponed has not come as all that much of a surprise.

As per The Athletic:

Premier League rules stipulate that teams must fulfil fixtures if they have 14 players — 13 outfields and a goalkeeper — available to play.

Arsenal, however, are now understood to have just 12 outfield players fit and available for selection.

 

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 21 40 53
2 Chelsea FC 21 29 43
3 Liverpool FC 20 34 42
4 West Ham United 21 12 37
5 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 19 3 31
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 0 28
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 19 0 27
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Southampton FC 20 -6 24
12 Crystal Palace 20 -1 23
13 Brentford FC 20 -6 23
14 Aston Villa 19 -5 22
15 Everton FC 18 -9 19
16 Leeds United 19 -16 19
17 Watford FC 18 -14 13
18 Burnley FC 17 -11 11
19 Newcastle United 19 -23 11
20 Norwich City 20 -36 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Jorginho Chelsea FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 6





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