Arsenal’s Luiz out of Liverpool game due to knee issue

David Luiz will miss Saturday’s Premier League game at home to Liverpool because of a knee problem.

David Luiz in action during a Premier League contest between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur on March 14.   -  AP

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.

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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 is ninth on the table with 42 points after 29 games, four points behind Liverpool, which is seventh.