Arsenal gets boost as Liverpool injuries keep piling up ahead of crunch match

Arsenal will play arguably their toughest match since they returned to form when they face Liverpool after this international break.

While the Gunners were in top form before the break, Liverpool lost their first game of the season against West Ham.

The Reds had drawn their previous league game 2-2 at home to Brighton, and the loss to the Hammers confirms they are on a poor run of form.

However, the game against Liverpool will not be easy for the in-form Gunners because the Reds will be looking to get back to form with a win.

But in a boost to Arsenal’s chances of winning, Liverpool have lost two more key players to injury, according to Mirror Sports.

Roberto Firmino was injured before the international break, now Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane have been sent home early by their countries after suffering injuries while on international duty.

Henderson and Mane could still make the match, but there is also a good chance that they will not recover in time to partake in the fixture.

If that happens, Liverpool would have lost some key men and Arsenal could enter the last weekend of this month inside the top four with a win against the Reds.

Liverpool has quality in-depth, but Henderson and Mane are two of Jurgen Klopp’s most trusted men.

If they miss the game, it would give Arsenal’s players more confidence that they can secure all three points from the fixture.

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7 Comments

  1. Waghbo Terkura Emmanuel says:

    Let’s see how it goes…Arsenal has no option than to prove cynics wrong, the Liverpool fixture avails them that opportunity.

  2. Havyn says:

    We’ll also miss Partey and Xhaka so nothing special. In the EPL that is what it is. We started the year having lost many players

  3. Ben says:

    How much do you want to bet that Mane and Henderson start or are at least on the bench?

    Both feel like tactical withdrawls rather than legitimate injuries.

  4. Loose Cannon says:

    I want to test the new Arsenal against a full squad at Pool, City and CFC. That much confidence I have in Mikel and his playing squad that we can stand head to head with those in the big league.And Pool do play good football, so a keen contest in favor of Arsenal seems most logical at the moment. Few seasons back some would shiver/feel sick thinking of playing the big boys, as per Per Merts. Such was the culture then and how it has changed in say 18 months.Keep marching upwards Mikel!

  5. gunnerforlife says:

    I dont think the injuries to Henderson and Mane are that serious. That said, anyway, Liverpool have strong depth and will still be a force to reckon with. It will be a tough match.

  6. lance that guy says:

    Rather than reading much into our next opponents’ injury scares our dressing room should continue to brace themselves for a tough encounter also keeping in mind that whoever they are going to be playing against defeat is not an ootion come the 20th. COYG

  7. Uwot? says:

    Tactical withdrawals exactly.Put your house on Mane,Henderson etc all showing up.A load of cobblers from the media in their sneaky attempt to convince Arsenal to be “ overconfident “ Why? We haven’t proved anything yet.Other than improvement. Whether it’s enough,we’ll find out Saturday.

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