By Richard Clarke

Arsenal will be without Robin van Persie and Emmanuel Adebayor for the trip to Liverpool on Tuesday.

The Dutchman picked up a groin problem in the FA Cup Semi-Final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday. His Togolese strike partner is rested because Arsène Wenger does not want to gamble on his tight hamstring.

On the upside, Bacary Sagna is back after sickness. But, at his press conference on Monday afternoon, the Arsenal manager was unsure if the right back would start or not.

“From Saturday we have lost Robin van Persie, who has a little groin problem,” said Wenger.

“Emmanuel Adebayor is rested. He has a little hamstring alert and we don’t want to take a gamble on him.

Bacary Sagna is back in the squad we’ll decide if he can play tomorrow.”

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20 Apr 2009