Arsenal vs Liverpool Preview: How to watch, kick-off time, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Ben White after the Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on January 13, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal are set to welcome Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. After a goalless draw at Anfield, the two sides will lock horns on Thursday night as they battle out for a place in the final.

Following Granit Xhaka's early dismissal a week ago, Arsenal faced an uphill battle to keep their clean sheet intact. A resilient defensive performance from the likes of Benjamin White and Gabriel, helped with a horrendous Takumi Minamino miss, meant that Arsenal left Anfield on equal terms with Liverpool and with it all to play for in London.

Liverpool returned to their usual winning-ways with a 3-0 victory over Brentford on Sunday, after their three previous Premier League matches only garnished a dismal two points.

Arsenal head into the match well-rested. Due to the controversial postponement of the north London derby on Sunday, Mikel Arteta's men have had a week of rest heading into the fixture.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Mikel Arteta the Arsenal Manager with Eddie ketiah during the Arsenal training session at London Colney on January 12, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Mikel Arteta the Arsenal Manager with Eddie ketiah during the Arsenal training session at London Colney on January 12, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
  • Team news

Arteta will face a challenge with the amount of potential first-team absentees for the fixture. Calum Chambers, Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka all have doubts due to injury or fatigue, but may still feature. Meanwhile, Xhaka is set to serve his suspension so is also not eligible for the match. 

Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny and Nicolas Pepe are all at the Africa Cup of Nations. While captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has returned to the club, he will not be availiable as the forward is being tested for heart problems.

For Liverpool, Mohamed Salah,, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are all unavailable due to international duty. Whereas Nat Phillips, Harvey Elliot and Thiago Alcantara are out with injuries.

  • Predicted Lineups

ArsenalRamsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Chambers, Lokonga, Saka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Lacazette

LiverpoolAlisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Firmino

  • When and where to watch

Arsenal vs Liverpool will kick-off at 7:45pm UK time and is being broadcasted on Sky Sports main event. 

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