Mikel Arteta has confirmed that one injured Arsenal participant is in rivalry to return in opposition to Liverpool on Sunday.
Excluding Mohamed Elneny and Takehiro Tomiyasu, each of whom have suffered season-ending accidents, the Gunners have a comparatively clear invoice of well being as they put together for an acid check of their title-winning credentials.
The Gunners haven’t gained at Anfield since 2012, when Arteta was nonetheless an necessary a part of Arsene Wenger’s midfield, and their probabilities of reversing that pattern could rely on William Saliba’s health.
The France worldwide has missed the final two video games after injuring his again in final month’s Europa League defeat to Sporting Lisbon.
Saliba has been unable to coach resulting from a again harm, which has allowed Rob Holding to step up, however Arteta was hopeful the 22-year-old would play in the course of the run-in.
Eddie Nketiah can be nearing full health after recovering from an ankle harm, however Arteta refused to disclose the id of the participant who has an opportunity to play at Anfield.
‘We have now some hope with one in every of them, possibly he’ll be capable of practice tomorrow,’ he stated throughout his pre-match press convention.
When requested to make clear who he was referring to, Arteta replied, “We’ll need to see.” I’m not going to say something! [who].’
In the meantime, Bukayo Saka was solely match sufficient to start out on the bench in opposition to Leeds United final weekend, however Arteta confirmed the in-form winger has recovered absolutely from sickness and is in rivalry to start out.