Manchester United have been handed a massive boost ahead of their game at the Emirates on Sunday with the news that Michael Carrick will be fit to face the Gunners.

Missing from United’s 2-1 Champions League win on Wednesday night, Carrick has been given the all clear after overcoming a ‘minor problem’.

Speaking to MUTV, Louis van Gaal said “Carrick can play so I have a choice.

BRUGGE, BELGIUM - AUGUST 26: Michael Carrick of Manchester United is closed down by Victor Vazquez of Club Brugge during the UEFA Champions League qualifying round play off 2nd leg match between Club Brugge and Manchester United held at Jan Breydel Stadium on August 26, 2015 in Brugge, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
BRUGGE, BELGIUM – AUGUST 26: Michael Carrick of Manchester United is closed down by Victor Vazquez of Club Brugge during the UEFA Champions League qualifying round play off 2nd leg match between Club Brugge and Manchester United held at Jan Breydel Stadium on August 26, 2015 in Brugge, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

“I’m happy to say that there are no injuries from last night.”

This is in contrast to arsenal who lost one of their most important players during their Champions League game.

Laurent Koscielny was taken off injured with what is said to be a hamstring strain and, if true, will certainly miss the game on Sunday and could even be a doubt for Bayern Munich’s arrival in the capital in just three weeks’ time.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Per Mertesacker of Arsenal comes on as a substitute for Laurent Koscielny during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at the Emirates Stadium on September 29, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Per Mertesacker of Arsenal comes on as a substitute for Laurent Koscielny during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at the Emirates Stadium on September 29, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Least it’s not his Achilles, eh?

Yippee.

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