Ten man Arsenal complicated everything yesterday at Anfield stadium denying the hosts chances to take victory. In a match that saw Granit Xhaka taking his 5th red card in Arsenal shirt across all competitions, Mikel's boys fought tirelessly to finally give out positive results. This is an advantage to the Gunners who prepare to host Liverpool for the second leg in a few weeks from now. Based on the two arguments presented in this article, Arsenal now stands at better chances to carry the day.
With the home support available, Arsenal team has always been phenomenal which translates to more victories in the Emirates. Therefore, it's expected that Liverpool will not have a walk in the park to outshine Arsenal in the second leg of the competition. Also, the probability is high that Mikel will consider Signing one if not two midfielders before the next match and this will strengthen his squad-depth now that Xhaka won't be available for selection.
In addition to that, certain players like Takehiro Tomiyasu and Smith Rowe might get back sooner to full training. The duo were reportedly found with tight calf and right groin injury respectively. However, reports stated that the injuries are not very serious which means the players are expected to quickly recover. Martin Ødegaard shall have also completed his isolation days and will be a boost for the second leg clash.
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