Partey is not worth risking, especially from the start, with his knee heavily strapped during Saturday’s win over Spurs. Odegaard has played less than others and could keep his place in the team in what would be an attacking midfield.
Liverpool played Rangers last night, so have two extra days than Arsenal to recover for Sunday. Klopp fielded a stronger side than what Arteta is likely to select though.
Arteta will be hoping his second string can get the job done on Thursday. Full attention can then be on Liverpool, as Arsenal attempt to beat the Reds in the presence of fans at the Emirates for the first time in the league since April 2015.
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