'I don’t want to give anything away': Arteta remains tight-lipped over squad state amid postponement worries

'I don’t want to give anything away': Arteta remains tight-lipped over squad state amid postponement worries
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"I don’t want to give anything away," Mikel Arteta told a press conference when asked about the team news ahead of the return leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Liverpool.

"There are issues and issues that have not been resolved, but as you can understand I want to keep that to myself.

"I hope there is no more news from tomorrow and the game can be played. That is how we prepare.

"There are three cases [Smith Rowe, Tomiyasu, Odegaard] that for different reasons haven’t been able to play for us.

"We are trying to change and raise the level of the players to the best level to compete tomorrow."

Arsenal succeeded in having their game against Tottenham postponed last weekend despite the fact that only one of their absentees at the time had tested positive for Covid.

Other players either were injured or had travelled to the African Cup of Nations. Moreover, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Folarin Balogun had been loaned out, Pablo Mari is set to follow them soon while Sead Kolasinac has had his contract terminated.

With so many players out, conflicting reports have emerged in the press about Arsenal's position concerning the return leg against Liverpool.

Source: This Is Anfield