REPORT: key player injured just hours before Arsenal vs Liverpool

A key player could suffer an injury just hours before the Arsenal-Liverpool game. Arsenal face Liverpool in the FA Cup third round today, but the Gunners are struggling to prepare due to an injury to one of their key attacking talents.

There have been some notable fixtures, but the Premier League takes a back seat this weekend as the world’s oldest cup competition takes center stage.Crystal Palace were held to a goalless draw by Everton and a second leg is scheduled. Brentford faced Wolves again after a 1-1 draw and Spurs beat Burnley 1-0 thanks to a superb goal from Pedro poro.

The Gunners face Jurgen Klopp’s side at the Emirates Stadium at 4.30pm for a place in the fourth round. Both sides will be looking for a trip to Wembley and a win at the end of the season.Liverpool have a long injury list ahead of the game, with Dominick Szoboszlai out with a hamstring problem and Thiago Alcantara, Andy Robertson, Stefan Veycetic, Joel Matip and Kostas Tsimikas. Mo Salah will also miss the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt, so the Gunners will face a depleted Liverpool side in this match.

However, Mikel Arteta’s side suffered injuries ahead of the match. According to the Daily Mail , the Gunners are sweating it out ahead of tonight’s game against Brazil, with Gabriel Jesus struggling with a knee injury.The extent of the problem is unclear and it is hoped that the damage will not be long-term. Jesus could therefore help boost Arsenal’s Premier League title ambitions.

However, if it is a problem, it is certain that he will not be able to play at Anfield.If Jesus is ruled out, the Gunners hope to have him available for their next Premier League game against Crystal Palace on January 20. The 26-year-old has scored seven goals in 21 appearances for Arsenal this season, but was sidelined with a back injury for a month from October to November.Isa’s fitness will be revealed when the squad is announced at 3.30pm today.

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