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Arsenal’s latest team news update hints at timely return for Liverpool clash

Arsenal’s latest team news update hints at timely return for Liverpool clash

 

Arsenal have, on Thursday evening, provided a team news update on the club’s squad, ahead of their upcoming showdown with Liverpool.

Anfield matchup

Mikel Arteta’s men will of course return to action this weekend.

On the back of the international break finally coming to a close, the Gunners’ stars will turn their attentions back towards matters on the domestic front, in a Premier League meeting with the aforementioned Liverpool.

The clash marks something of a key one for both sides, with visitors Arsenal currently in the midst of an 11-game unbeaten streak, and keen to cement their place amongst the top-6 once more.

Arsenal’s latest team news update hints at timely return for Liverpool clash

Arsenal’s English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (L) celebrates with Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring his team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on October 30, 2021 (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool, on the other hand, slipped to a first loss of the campaign at West Ham last time out, with a bounce-back result therefore firmly on the agenda for Jurgen Klopp’s title-chasers.

Partey boost?

In turn, ahead of what will no doubt prove an altogether challenging evening’s work on Saturday, as alluded to above, Arsenal have provided the club’s supporters with an update on the wellbeing of Mikel Arteta’s squad.

And the news, for the most part, has proven of an encouraging nature.

The only real concern came in the form of an insight into the fitness of Sead Kolasinac, who picked up an ankle injury whilst on international duty with Bosnia and Herzegovina this week:

Sead sustained a significant injury to his left ankle playing for Bosnia and Herzegovina during the international period. Sead is now starting his rehabilitation back in the UK and continues to be assessed.

Arsenal’s latest team news update hints at timely return for Liverpool clash

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton – Pool/Getty Images)

On Granit Xhaka, who has not featured since late September owing to a serious knee injury, it was confirmed that:

Granit is continuing to make good progress in his recovery from a medial knee ligament injury sustained on September 26. Granit is now running outside with the current aim to be back in full training in January.

Perhaps most significant of all, though, was the revelation that:

All other players in the men’s first-team squad are currently fit and available for selection.

Such a statement would appear to suggest that star midfielder Thomas Partey, who was viewed as a major doubt to feature at Anfield, has enjoyed a full recovery from injury:

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

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Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
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Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
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
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6