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Injury return, Rice shock – Three things spotted in Arsenal training ahead of Liverpool clash

Latest Arsenal training news with the final session conducted by Mikel Arteta ahead of the trip to Anfield to face Liverpool Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has enjoyed a full week of training at London Colney ahead of a huge clash against Liverpool. The Gunners have been busy throughout the early months of the season because of their return to Champions League action with a spot in the last-16 stage secured after the dominant 6-0 win against RC Lens.

With an increased number of fixtures, injury problems have followed particularly in the full-back area. Jurrien Timber suffered a major muscular in August with suitable replacements Thomas Partey and Takehiro Tomiyasu also dealing with injuries.
Thankfully, no major fresh concerns have emerged, outside of minor issues to Jorginho and Mohamed Elneny although both could return against Liverpool. With that said, football.london has taken a look at the final set of training images posted to Arsenal’s official website before a major clash against Liverpool.
Arteta was able to welcome back a key midfielder to Arsenal training after what looked to be a major injury blow turned out to be minor. Mohamed Elneny started made his first start of the season against PSV in the Champions League but he left the field clutching his hamstring just past the hour mark.

Ahead of Friday’s session, Arteta revealed: “Mo Elneny hopefully will train with us today.” Following the release of the latest training pictures, Elneny was spotted partaking in the team sessions and he could therefore be named in the matchday squad to take on Liverpool.
With his team-mates, it seems as though his impact on the training pitch is also clear to see. Rice was pictured with Aaron Ramsdale and Bukayo Saka among others as part of the winning team photo. While many of the stars smiled, Rice was left with his hands on his head as Oleksandr Zinchenko photo-bombed the picture.
New look for Saka

Bukayo Saka has followed the pathway of Ben White as seen in Arsenal training ahead of Liverpool. Earlier this season, cameras at London Colney captured White with an interesting new hair colour that appeared to be, ironically, White.

New training pictures have now shown that Saka has dyed the tips of his hair blonde. White’s significant change came in the lead up to a clash against Chelsea which Arsenal drew 2-2 and a similar result could certainly occur this weekend at Anfield.

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