Arsenal sweating on fitness of Emile Smith Rowe, Granit Xhaka and Takehiro Tomiyasu ahead of Liverpool clash
Smith Rowe was absent against Forest due to a tight groin, while Tomiyasu has a calf issue. Xhaka, meanwhile, has tested positive for Covid-19.
Asked about Xhaka being fit for the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg with Liverpool or the Spurs game, Arteta replied: “I don’t know. It will depend in the next few days how he is feeling.”
Arteta was then pressed to see if Smith Rowe or Tomiyasu could feature against Liverpool and he said: “Again, it depends how they evolve. They were injured.
“They could not play - the same as Gabi who was suspended - and I don’t know. We have to see in the next few days how they are.”