Manchester United welcome Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend for what will be the Gunners’ biggest test of the season, so how is their squad doing in terms of injuries and fitness?
In short, Arsenal are in the worst position they’ve been in all season in terms of squad availability at the worst possible time.
Manchester United are set to be without Anthony Martial this weekend while they also have doubts over Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka after all three missed their game against Leicester during the week.
“It’s difficult to say when I talk about Luke Shaw and Aaron, but Anthony Martial will not be involved on Sunday,” Erik ten Hag told reporters at his press match press conference. “I cannot tell at this moment [when Martial will be back].”
United have named the same lineup for their last three wins but it is not clear if ten Hag will stick with the same starting XI.
“I have seen Arsenal, a tough opponent, they have started really well as we all know in the season, and you can see there is a team who are [a] long [time] together, with a coach who brings his philosophy in the team,” ten Hag said.
“So, this is a good test and I’m really looking forward [to it]. We will pick the right XI to start but as you see, it’s not only a team, we have a squad and also, today (Thursday), the subs who came on did really well so I’m happy with that.
“That is what we have to construct further.”
‘A long time together’ lol.