Arsenal team news for Liverpool clash revealed with Mikel Arteta hopeful of midfielder return

Latest Arsenal news includes injury updates on Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny and Jorginho ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield Mikel Arteta has delivered the latest Arsenal team news ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool.

In recent weeks the Gunners manager has lost Takehiro Tomiyasu, Fabio Vieira, Mohamed Elneny and Jorginho to injury. This is on top of already being without Thomas Partey and summer signing Jurrien Timber who is a long-term absentee after sustaining an ACL injury against Nottingham Forest on the opening weekend of the season.

The good news is some are progressing well but it would appear that this weekend’s trip to Anfield will come too soon for Partey to make his return to action. Currently sidelined after undergoing a specialist procedure for treatment on his thigh, it has been revealed as to where the midfielder is at in his rehabilitation.
Partey is still finalising his rehab. He hasn’t trained with the team yet,” Arteta revealed in the pre-match press conference on Friday morning.
Meanwhile, there’s a chance Elneny is available for selection after he sat out last weekend’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion as a result of a hamstring injury he sustained in the 1-1 draw against PSV Eindhoven in the final Champions League group stage fixture a few days earlier.

With that said, it’s looking like it’s touch and go concerning Jorginho making the trip to Merseyside as he’s still affected by the knock that saw him sit out the Brighton game: “Mo Elneny hopefully will train with us today,” the Arsenal manager added. “Jorginho is still a doubt.”
Should the Italy international be passed fit and subsequently included in the Gunners’ matchday squad, one can assume he will be in contention to replace youngster Myles Lewis-Skelly on the substitutes’ bench if Arteta opts for an unchanged starting XI for a third Premier League game in a row.

Alternatively, Jorginho might be in line to start against Liverpool as the deepest-lying midfielder thus enabling Declan Rice to push further up alongside captain Martin Odegaard which would mirror Arsenal’s setup for many games against the ‘big six’ teams so far this season.

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