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Arsenal team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Liverpool

Sports Mole rounds up Arsenal's latest injury and suspension news ahead of their EFL Cup fourth round trip to face Liverpool at Anfield.

Arsenal face their second trip to Anfield in the space of four days when they visit Liverpool again in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Thursday night.

The Gunners took the lead in their Premier League visit on Monday, but ultimately fell to a 3-1 defeat at the home of the champions after being outplayed for long stages.

Mikel Arteta's side have beaten Liverpool twice in the past two months, though, and picked up an impressive win at Leicester City in the last round of this competition.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Arsenal's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the second episode of the quickfire double-header.


Shkodran Mustafi

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi is helped off the pitch against Manchester City in their FA Cup semi-final on July 18.© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: Unknown

Shkodran Mustafi continues to step up his recovery from a hamstring injury and should return to training later in October, although he will likely be unavailable until the very end of the month.


Pablo Mari

Arsenal defender Pablo Mari lies injured against Man City on June 17, 2020© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Ankle
Possible return date: Unknown

Pablo Mari has been sidelined since June but is closing in on a return and could be back training ahead of this match. It is unlikely that the centre-back will be in contention for a competitive outing until after the international break, though.


Emile Smith Rowe

Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe pictured in December 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Shoulder
Possible return date: Unknown

Emile Smith Rowe is still recovering from a shoulder injury he sustained in pre-season, but he is now out of his sling and a return is within sight, even if Thursday's match comes too soon.


Gabriel Martinelli

Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli celebrates scoring their second goal against Standard Liege on October 3, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Gabriel Martinelli is not expected back in competitive action this calendar year after undergoing knee surgery in the summer.


Calum Chambers

Calum Chambers goes off injured for Arsenal on December 29, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Calum Chambers is aiming to return to training in October, having been sidelined for the whole of 2020 so far with a serious knee injury he sustained just before the turn of the year.


Cedric Soares

Arsenal defender Cedric Soares pictured on July 4, 2020© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Calf
Possible return date: October 1 (vs. Liverpool)

Cedric Soares was once again absent from the matchday squad against Liverpool due to an ongoing calf injury, although his omission is thought to be precautionary and he could be in contention to return here.


Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Arsenal's Sokratis Papastathopoulos celebrates scoring their first goal on March 2, 2020© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Calf
Possible return date: October 1 (vs. Liverpool)

Sokratis Papastathopoulos also missed out for the last trip to Anfield but, like Cedric, is close to recovering from his calf issue and could feature on Thursday.


ARSENAL'S SUSPENSION LIST

Arsenal have no players suspended for this cup tie.


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