Apart from Petr Cech who will feature in our game today against Blackpool, a young player who has shown promise will also feature in today’s game.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is possibly on the team sheet.
We’re dreadfully thin at the back and right now, we’ll take bodies from anywhere. Maitland-Niles is currently ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken fibula and Unai will hope he can deliver at left-back.
The 21-year-old who along with Reiss Nelson, Nketiah and Smith-Rowe has been one of Arsenal’s promising talents, got injured in our 2-0 defeat against Manchester City.
The worrying thing is that we’re not even sure we’ll play the first-team defence against Liverpool. Since the absence of Bellerin, Kolasinac and Monreal, we’ve fielded a castrated defence. I’m looking to see how Unai Emery manages the injury crisis especially as it’s a problem Wenger faced on occasion.
Going into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, let us bear in mind that Blackpool aren’t pushovers. They’ve kicked out Queen Park Rangers and will fancy their chances especially as they know we’ll have a shaky defence. Also, Blackpool until recently was on an 11-match unbeaten run, so confidence is high.
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