Reiss Nelson is the only member of Unai Emery’s squad not available for selection as Arsenal gear up for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Liverpool.
The England under-21 international remains sidelined by knee ligament damage and is not expected to resume first team training for a couple of weeks.
Emery is expected to make wholesale changes from the side that started the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at the weekend with the likes of Emi Martinez, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torreira, Joe Willock and Gabriel Martinelli expected to be selected.
It remains to be seen whether captain Granit Xhaka is included in the squad. The club have yet to release a formal statement about the Swiss midfielder’s reaction to the Emirates crowd on Saturday even though the player and his agent were due to talk with club officials yesterday to discuss a potential public apology. We understand that Xhaka’s teammates want him to retain the armband.
Liverpool are also set to make changes with 20-year-old Irishman Caoimhin Kelleher set to play in goal.