Posted on May 04, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal injury boost ahead of Man United match-up

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Lucas Perez, David Ospina and Shkodran Mustafi have returned to training this week.

The Gunners play host to Manchester United on Super Sunday in what could all-but end our hopes of finishing inside the top-four for the first time in 21 years.

Our rival’s boss is claimed to be looking to prioritise Thursday night’s Europa League, which could see a weakened side fielded against us, but we should try not to let that distract us from our goal.

We will need to be ready for whatever comes, and have been boosted by the return of Mustafi and Lucas Perez to our side.

The two summer signings have enjoyed mixed terms, with the latter impressing when playing, yet failing to break into Wenger’s first-team plans. Mustafi on the other hand has played a key role since joining from Valencia, but has been absent with a thigh injury, and is yet to be fielded in the new 3-4-2-1 system.

One player who may not make the tie is Granit Xhaka, who has been enjoying a run in the first-team of late after a questionable opening few months.

“Granit Xhaka is still out from the kick he got from the game and Shkodran Mustafi is back in normal training,” Wenger revealed.

“David Ospina is back and Lucas Perez is back in training but he will miss the next two days as he got a kick in training [on Wednesday].”

Will Mustafi’s return spell an end to the 3-4-2-1 system? Could he enjoy a role either side of Koscielny in a back three? Could Lucas enjoy a role in our front three this term?

Pat J

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14 thoughts on “Arsenal injury boost ahead of Man United match-up

  1. Quantic Dream

    Wenger: “Before buying a player I must push someone out in order to create space for the new player.”
    Next week-
    Wenger: “Before selling a player I must first sign a replacement inorder to not leave us short.”
    Me: 😒

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  2. Arsenal_Girl

    Wenger bought Lucas to warm the bench anyway. So he shouldnt expect much time

    Honestly, if i were Lucas i would eave

    He may not even start Lucas in FA Cup final

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  3. Vanpayslip is hood ornaments/junkies win awards in my tournaments

    Unfortunately Wenger is still the manager so it won’t make a difference

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  4. John0711

    Watching sky sports amd Wenger has just come on his first words irritate the crap out of me ” we have to fight and give everything until the last game” same sh#% different day

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    1. Vlad

      What’s he supposed to say? “Let’s give up, and go home”?

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      1. Jaydawg

        Our players already have they get paid win, lose or draw. If you ever earnt that kind of money for not exerting yourself you wouldnt give a shit trust me its a nice feeling ; ). Skysports, bt sport and the like ruined football by pumping millions into the game thus players being overpaid.

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      2. Jaydawg

        Jaydawg
        May 4, 2017 at 11:16 pm
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        Our players already have they get paid win, lose or draw. If you ever earnt that kind of money for not exerting yourself you wouldnt give a s*** trust me its a nice feeling ; ). Skysports, bt sport and the like ruined football by pumping millions into the game thus players being overpaid.

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    2. JembutArsene

      Mind-boggling attitude of you. That’s what supposed other managers would say before the game. What’s wrong with that?

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  5. Jaydawg

    Jaydawg
    May 4, 2017 at 11:16 pm
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    Our players already have they get paid win, lose or draw. If you ever earnt that kind of money for not exerting yourself you wouldnt give a damn trust me its a nice feeling ; ). Skysports, bt sport and the like ruined football by pumping millions into the game thus players being overpaid.

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  6. HERNAN ROLDAN

    Do not talk about Ospina thanks GOD he is leaving Arsenal and go to the team where is going to be appreciated.

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  7. Mr_Clear

    If anyone should be brought back into the defense it should be Holding and not Mustafi!

    Love to see Perez but we all know it won’t happen. Wenger has no clue what he is doing upfront. As soon as we have success with something(play Sanchez up top, give Perez a few minutes), he scraps it and puts Old Faithful OG up front and we get nothing done.

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