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Soccer-Arsenal's Luiz out of Liverpool game due to knee issue

Soccer-Arsenal's Luiz out of Liverpool game due to knee issue

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - West Ham United v Arsenal - London Stadium, London, Britain - March 21, 2021 Arsenal's David Luiz reacts Pool via REUTERS/Justin Tallis

REUTERS: Arsenal defender David Luiz will miss Saturday's Premier League game at home to Liverpool because of a knee problem, the north London club said.

The Brazilian, who has played 19 league games this season, felt discomfort in his right knee, Arsenal said in a statement https://www.arsenal.com/news/team-news-david-luiz-saka-smith-rowe-xhaka on Friday.

Winger Bukayo Saka (hamstring), playmaker Emile Smith Rowe (thigh) and midfielder Granit Xhaka (illness) will undergo a late fitness test.

Winger Willian is available for selection after recovering from a calf injury.

Arsenal are ninth on the table with 42 points after 29 games, four points behind Liverpool, who are seventh.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

Source: Reuters

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