With the North London derby having to be called off due to a lack of first-team players, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be hoping to have some of his squad back available for the Liverpool clash later this week.
After a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final, this is pretty much a one-off game, with the Gunners having home advantage at the Emirates.
Both teams will be far from full strength, not only because of the virus and injuries, but due to players being away at the African Cup of Nations. Even so, it is likely to be a tightly contested match won on the finest of margins.
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