The nightmare scenario facing Arsenal and Mikel Arteta after Liverpool Carabao Cup announcement

The dates for Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Liverpool have been altered.

Due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Reds squad and staff, the first-leg which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 6, 2022, has been postponed.

Furthermore, and perhaps crucially, the Gunners have now gained the advantage of playing at home in the decider as they will host Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in the second leg on January 20, 2022.