Arsene Wenger met with the press on Friday morning and gave the latest team news ahead of the game at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will certainly miss out after the Englishman picked up knee ligament damage against Barcelona.
Waiting to see a specialist, Wenger is hopeful that the Ox will only be out for a couple of weeks rather than a lot longer and doesn’t feel that he will miss the Euros.
What was concerning, however, was Wenger describing it as ‘quite serious’ while also adding “It’s a new injury [not a recurrence], he’s been cut in two by Mascherano. We have to see how big the damage is on his knee. I don’t think it was a malicious tackle. It was fully committed but I don’t think it was malicious. Let’s hope we get good news that it is only two, three weeks and not six, seven”
On Gabriel, Wenger also said “Gabriel has a test today and tomorrow and we will see if he is available for the game.”
For the first time (apparently) Arsenal go to Old Trafford as favourites with United players dropping like flies.
Anthony Martial was the latest to go with the forward withdrawing from their Europa League game on Thursday night with a ‘tight’ hamstring that is expected to keep him sidelined on Sunday.