Arsenal team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Liverpool

Arsenal team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Liverpool 

Searching for their first win over Liverpool in the 2023-24 season at the third attempt, Arsenal welcome their Premier League title rivals to the Emirates for Sunday\’s tantalising contest.

The Gunners were eliminated from the FA Cup by Jurgen Klopp\’s men earlier this month, prior to which they escaped from Anfield with a point in a pulsating 1-1 draw.

Mikel Arteta\’s men made it back-to-back wins at the City Ground on Tuesday night, though, eking out a 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest thanks to Gabriel Jesus and Bukayo Saka\’s strikes.|

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Arsenal\’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of the clash with the Reds, who sit five points clear of the Gunners at the summit thanks to their 4-1 crushing of Chelsea in midweek.


Takehiro Tomiyasu


Arsenal\'s Takehiro Tomiyasu celebrates scoring their fifth goal on October 28, 2023

Status: OutType of injury: InternationalPossible return date: Unknown



Takehiro Tomiyasu\’s Japan will clash with Iran in the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup the day before Arsenal square off with Liverpool, so the right-back will not be involved in the Emirates encounter no matter how his country fare.


Mohamed Elneny


Arsenal\'s Mohamed Elneny pictured on July 8, 2022

Status: Minor doubtType of injury: InternationalPossible return date: February 4 (vs. Liverpool)

In contrast, Mohamed Elneny\’s Egypt were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations on penalties by DR Congo on Monday, so the experienced midfielder could be back in the squad for the visit of the Reds, although he will only be considered for a place on the bench.



Jurrien Timber


Arsenal\'s Jurrien Timber comes off injured on August 12, 2023

Status: OutType of injury: KneePossible return date: Unknown

Jurrien Timber\’s recovery from a devastating ACL injury remains on track, and he is undergoing individual ball work in training, but there are no guarantees that the Dutchman will be fit before the end of the season.


Thomas Partey


Thomas Partey in action for Arsenal on October 20, 2022

Status: Major doubtType of injury: ThighPossible return date: February 4 (vs. Liverpool)

Despite returning to full training before the win over Forest, Thomas Partey did not make the trip to the City Ground, having spent three months out with a thigh problem. In his pre-Forest press conference, Arteta did not rule the Ghana international out of the visit of Liverpool, but the tight turnaround makes a return highly unlikely.


Fabio Vieira


Arsenal\'s Fabio Vieira goes down injured on October 6, 2022

Status: OutType of injury: GroinPossible return date: Unknown

Fabio Vieira is still on the mend from the groin operation he underwent at the end of November, and while he should not be confined to the treatment room for too much longer, he will not be at Arteta\’s disposal this weekend.


Arsenal have no suspended players for this match.