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Arsenal vs Liverpool LIVE – Gabriel Jesus out, kick-off time, team news and live stream details

football.london’s live coverage of Arsenal vs Liverpool in the Premier League from the Emirates Stadium as Mikel Arteta attempts to knock Jurgen Klopp’s side out.

Hello and welcome to football.london’s live blog covering Arsenal’s FA Cup match with Liverpool in the third round of the tournament. The Gunners play their final game before the mini winter break which is expected to see the side jet off to warmer climates.

However, securing a victory over their title rivals and dealing a blow to the Reds is and should be a priority for Mikel Arteta. Having drawn 1-1 at Anfield, Arsenal know they can hurt their opponents but will not want a repeat scoreline to force a replay on Merseyside.

Liverpool will be without Endo and Mohamed Salah due to their involvement on international duty at the Asian Cup and African Cup of Nations. Whilst Dominik Szoboszlai will miss the game due to a hamstring injury.

Mikel Arteta is hopeful of a return for Oleksandr Zinchenko dependent upon a final training session. However they will not be welcoming back Thomas Partey or Fabio Vieira for a number of weeks according to the manager.

Jurgen Klopp has said that there would be no need to rotate for the game with the Gunners despite it being a cup game. Whilst Arteta’s week break following this clash gives no incentive but to go strong so we are expecting quite the affair.

Gabriel Jesus has since emerged as an injury concern. Reports suggest the player has suffered a knee issue meaning he will miss the tie.

Tom Canton and Kaya Kaynak are at the Emirates Stadium to bring you all the build-up, match commentary and reaction from North London. Updates to follow.

Arsenal predicted XI
Mikel Arteta would quietly have been hoping for a fortunate FA Cup draw. His side are coming off the back of consecutive Premier League losses in which they have looked particularly exhausted. The fates have not been kind though.

Liverpool is among the toughest ties they could have been given, but there is at least a caveat of the match being at home. Arteta feels that the Arsenal fans can create an atmosphere capable of challenging that at Anfield, but called on his players to do more to bring that dream to life.

“We are really happy with the atmosphere that we have created at the Emirates,” he said in his pre-match press conference. “It has been really supportive. Can we tweak it and make it even more hostile? I think we can. That’s the next step in my opinion. We have to be so grateful for what we’re achieving in our home ground. Sunday is going to be another big one.

“I think the team has to give more. It has to transmit that bite, that aggression, that intimidation and that dominance to the opponent. Certain games this season, and Champions League games are going to create that next step. That’s my feeling.”

To bring that about, Arteta will have to get his team selection spot on. Here football.london takes a look at who he might pick for Sunday’s FA Cup third-round clash.

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Gabriel Jesus out of Liverpool game
Gabriel Jesus will miss Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Liverpool this afternoon due to a minor knee injury. The Brazil international has already suffered two separate muscular issues this season in addition to his three-month absence from the 2022/23 season when he had surgery on a damaged knee ligament.

The Brazil international was surprisingly named on the bench for last weekend’s clash against Fulham with Eddie Nketiah replacing him in the starting XI. Jesus came on for the final 23 minutes but was unable to significantly impact the game as the Gunners lost their second consecutive game after being defeated by West Ham at Emirates Stadium earlier in the week.

Jesus was not spotted in training for the clash with Liverpool and football.london understands he is out of the squad for the clash with what is a small knee injury that is not expected to be serious. Nketiah, Leandro Trossard and Kai Havertz are potential alternatives for Arteta to consider.

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Everything that Mikel Arteta and Edu have said about transfers
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and sporting director Edu Gaspar face a difficult January transfer window in 2024 for a number of reasons. The winter window is often seen as the trickiest out of the two open markets in the sport with good deals hard to come by, player prices inflated and clubs far more unlikely to want to part with their prized possessions in the middle of the season.

That said, Arsenal certainly have needs in the window and in multiple areas. There are further complications due to the club’s need to comply with the Profit and Sustainability Rules that have recently seen Everton given a points deduction and Nottingham Forest nervously await news of whether they could face the same fate.

With that said, football.london summarises everything that both Arteta and Edu have said leading up to the January window to provide some context to what we might expect. Look out for the shift in words the closer the window comes and whether Arteta is looking at the window as a solution to his team’s problems.

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