Arsenal take on Manchester United at the Emirates at lunchtime on Saturday and the visitors will be without four players.
The Gunners picked up an impressive victory over Chelsea two days ago. That puts us right back in the mix to finish in the top four, but we have to keep going.
A win tomorrow is an absolute necessity and United’s latest injury news gives us a boost ahead of the big game at the Emirates.
Four Manchester United stars ruled out of Arsenal game
Arsenal should go into the game against Manchester United tomorrow as the favourites. We have been better than them this season despite having an inferior squad, and we must say, our manager is better than theirs.
To push the game more in our favour, it has been confirmed that Manchester United will be without four players when they come to the Emirates tomorrow.
Edinson Cavani, Fred, Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba have all been ruled out, and even though all four of them have struggled at times this season, they’re players who could’ve hurt us.
Thankfully, we won’t have to worry about them, but United still have plenty of players who can cause us problems, including and especially Cristiano Ronaldo.
Tomiyasu could return for the Gunners
Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey are set to miss the remainder of the season but Mikel Arteta provided a hugely positive injury update regarding Takehiro Tomiyasu.
The Japan international hasn’t played a single game in the Premier League since New Year’s Day, but he may finally return to the Arsenal squad when Manchester United come to town tomorrow.
Asked if Tomiyasu will be in the squad for the game on Saturday, Arteta said in his press conference today, as per Arsenal.com: “If he trains today and he feels good then he will be available tomorrow, yes.”
If Tomiyasu does make the squad tomorrow, it will be a massive boost for us, but if he’s not fully fit, it makes absolutely no sense to risk him.