London: Arsenal host Liverpool in the second leg of the League Cup semifinals tonight with the teams locked at 0-0 after last week’s first leg at Anfield.
The winning team will play Chelsea in the final at Wembley Stadium next month.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta refused to say how many of his players are unavailable for the match, with the London club having had a request to postpone a Premier League derby against Tottenham last weekend granted by the league.
African Cup duty
Thomas Partey is returning to Arsenal after his Ghana team was eliminated from the African Cup of Nations on Tuesday but he won’t be back in time to play.
Liverpool remains without star attackers Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who are still at the African Cup.