Both sides had first-half efforts ruled out for offside, Liverpool's a more contentious call as Sadio Mane saw his celebrations cut short. There is, however a mini-crisis of sorts in defence as injuries could lead Emery to field a makeshift defence and against even a mildly faltering Liverpool attack, that is going to be the Spaniard's biggest challenge on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp is unbeaten in five league games against the Gunners.
Liverpool have their own injury worries as they will be without midfielders Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita, who are not likely to be in contention for a recall until next weekend after hamstring injuries.
Terry McPhillips says goal-scoring hero Paudie O'Connor's red card in their 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat at Arsenal would only have been yellow in League One as he hailed his players.
Paudie O'Connor halved the deficit for Blackpool but they couldn't find an equaliser and the pressure was relieved when O'Connor was also dismissed six minutes from time.
The last time these two sides met in the Premier League at the Emirates, a frantic clash in December past year, the full time scoreline read 3-3 and while we should expect goals, I highly doubt this Liverpool backline will concede three in one game.More news: Tigress who was believed to have killed 13 people, shot dead
"The result tomorrow is very important but first I want to show them, to show you and to show everybody our best mentality in the game", he said.
"There are teams that sometimes run more than we do given the amount of defending they have to do".
'They can win the Premier League this season, they play the final of the Europa League three years ago and last season they were in the final of the Champions League - they are a very good example for us'.
'If you enjoy it as a spectacle then it is good! I think it should have been a goal, but that's how it is.
"It doesn't look like that will change. He is a great manager in world football and he took charge of a great club with a lot of quality", Alisson said of the former Sevilla and PSG boss. We are starting this project in a very positive way with what we are doing.
"It's a pity that it didn't count, we made a few more mistakes tonight than the ref, but it would have been nice if that goal counted". They are really strong. "They will probably do something similar, and that makes it so interesting".