Arsenal played out a 0-0 draw against Manchester united at the Emirates on Saturday, starting the game without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka in the squad.

Manchester United's Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) and Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) bump fists after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. - The game finished 0-0. (Photo by Alastair Grant / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) and Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) bump fists after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. – The game finished 0-0. (Photo by Alastair Grant / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED

Martin Odegaard made his Arsenal debut, coming on as a late second half sub when he replaced Emile Smith Rowe.

Alexandre Lacazette was replaced late in the second half by Eddie Nketiah. The Frenchman was injured when he jumped for a high ball and Harry Maguire bumped him:

Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) clashes with Manchester United's English defender Harry Maguire during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)
Arsenal’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) clashes with Manchester United’s English defender Harry Maguire during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Starting XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, David Luiz, Cedric, Partey, Xhaka, Pepe, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Lacazette

Subs: Runarsson, Gabriel, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Willock, Odegaard, Willian, Nketiah

Manchester United: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Pogba, Cavani, Rashford, Fred, B. Fernandes, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay

Subs: Henderson, Alex Telles, Bailly, Tuanzebe, James, Matic, van de Beek, Greenwood, Martial

You can find out why Bukayo Saka was missing here

As Arsenal prepare to face Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, some information is emerging about which players might be involved.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Thomas Partey of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Starting off with the bad news, Chris Wheatley reports that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won’t be available for the game. There was some speculation that he might have trouble with quarantine after going to visit his family over his mother’s health issue.

The rest of the updates are largely positive. TheAFCBell write that Thomas Partey passed his late fitness test on Friday, so he’ll make the squad. Martin Odegaard will also reportedly feature in the matchday squad.

Emile Smith Rowe was in training on Friday with the team, and James Benge reports that it was just cramp that forced him off against Southampton.

Similarly, Kieran Tierney trained with the squad in the last couple of days. Sam Dean reported earlier this week that the left-back’s injury is nothing serious, and he should be available for United.

Arsenal posted their official team news update on Saturday, confirming Aubameyang’s absence, as well as Partey and Smith Rowe’s availability for the match. However, they would only confirm a ‘late decision’ would be made on Tierney.

Pablo Mari and Dani Ceballos returned to training this week, but Arsenal write that the pair will miss out on this one. Mat Ryan is also a surprise absentee, after a knock in training, but it’s nothing serious and he should return next week.

To sum up, it looks like Arsenal will be missing Aubameyang, Mari, Ceballos, and Ryan. The rest of the squad should be available for selection, with Tierney the only doubt, and debutant Odegaard will be involved for the first time – likely on the bench at first.