Arsenal expect Carabao Cup semi-final tie against Liverpool to go ahead with players set to return

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Arsenal expect Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool to go ahead on Thursday night – with five players set to return from Covid isolation and injury

  • Premier League granted Arsenal’s request to postpone north London derby
  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was without at least 14 players for Sunday’s game
  • Gunners still waiting to hear when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return 


The second leg of Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Liverpool is set to go ahead on Thursday night.

The Gunners are confident some of the injury issues that contributed to their request to postpone the north London derby will have eased for Liverpool’s visit to the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta was without at least 14 players last weekend, but Martin Odegaard’s Covid isolation is over while Bukayo Saka, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares had minor injuries that Arsenal hope will have cleared up.

Arsenal could be boosted by return of five players for tie including forward Bukayo Saka

Arsenal could be boosted by return of five players for tie including forward Bukayo Saka

The club are still awaiting contact from Gabon over when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be released to return to London after his country said he would come back for medical checks after suffering post-Covid complications.

Arsenal have been in touch with the striker and received confirmation he is fine.

Club insiders dismissed claims from boss Patrice Neveu that Arsenal had put Gabon under pressure to release Aubameyang.

Meanwhile, defender Sead Kolasinac has joined Marseille on a free transfer after agreeing to terminate his Arsenal contract by mutual consent.

Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard should be available after recovering from Covid

Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard should be available after recovering from Covid

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