There’s a big question mark over whether Arsenal will have Oleksandr Zinchenko available for Sunday’s visit of Liverpool.
The high-flying Gunners welcome Jurgen Klopp’s side to the Emirates Stadium tomorrow.
Arsenal will be the favourites to edge out Liverpool and maintain their spot at the top of the Premier League standings.
However, the North Londoners do have an injury concern that’ll interest Klopp when it comes to team selection.
That’s because Goal have reported that Zinchenko is considered a ‘doubt’ for the game.
The Ukraine international, labelled ‘exceptional‘ by Mikel Arteta after joining in a £34 million summer deal, hasn’t trained at London Colney all week and it looks unlikely that he’ll start against Liverpool.
Having said that, Arsenal still have a superb back-up option in the form of Kieran Tierney.
Even before Zinchenko arrived, the Scotland international was among the Premier League’s best left-backs and it’ll still be a difficult 90 minutes for a certain Mohamed Salah if he’s up against Tierney.
The 25-year-old has been a revelation since swapping Manchester City for Arteta’s project in North London, evident by the fact that he has regularly benched Tierney this season.
Zinchenko made his return in the victory over Tottenham Hotspur last week but it looks possible that Arteta rushed him back too soon, considering he is already sidelined again.
But for now, he is only a ‘doubt’ and we will see who the Arsenal manager starts with against Liverpool.