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Update on Arsenal’s team news ahead of Liverpool

Posted on August 22, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal face an uphill challenge this weekend, and even that may be putting it lightly. Even the most optimistic of Gunners fans will admit that it’s going to be tricky for them to beat Liverpool, who were able to win their first two games of the brand new Premier League season. Of course, Arsenal have also been able to do that, so in those terms you’re probably wondering why people are so scared of them.

But we’ve all seen what the Reds are capable of, and especially when they go up against Arsenal. As such Unai Emery will need every man he can get, and thankfully, courtesy of Arsenal.com, there’s some good news on that front – depending on your perspective of the first team squad.

Granit Xhaka
Back in full training.

Mesut Ozil
Back in full training.

Rob Holding
Left knee. Continuing with on-field rehabilitation and now participating in full training with the first team.

Emile Smith Rowe
Groin. Aiming to participate in full training by the end of August.

Hector Bellerin
Left knee. Continuing with on-field rehabilitation. Aiming to participate in full training in October.

Kieran Tierney
Groin. Continues to receive treatment and further assessments. Aiming to participate in full training in October.

Dinos Mavropanos
Groin. Continues to receive treatment and further assessments. Aiming to participate in full training in October.

A few things haven’t changed but with Xhaka and Ozil being back in full training, it really does feel like Arsenal’s options are starting to come together pretty nicely. Emery still needs to figure out exactly what his best starting XI is going to be, and we like that. The uncertainty keeps us guessing and, more importantly, it’ll keep Jurgen Klopp guessing too ahead of what is bound to be a really fascinating game.

We’re still predicting that Arsenal are going to struggle against the European champions, but as long as they can give them a decent game, then we’re okay with seeing what happens next. The six points to start the new season have set the club up nicely, to the point where dropping a few against Liverpool isn’t going to be the end of the world.

Then again, if they shock the masses and get a win, just think what that could do for their confidence.

Can Arsenal get the win over Liverpool?

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