Arsenal gets a boost as one Manchester United star will miss the weekend game

Arsenal has been handed a boost ahead of their game against Manchester United this weekend.

The Gunners will take on Ole Gunnar Solkjears in-form side on Sunday as both teams look to continue their quest to end this campaign inside the top four.

Both teams won their midweek games in Europe, after Manchester United beat RB Leipzig 5-0, while Arsenal defeated Dundalk 3-0 in the Europa League.

Their attention will now turn to the weekend clash in the Premier League.

United boss, Solkjear has revealed that summer signing Alex Telles will be missing the game as he hasn’t recovered from coronavirus, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.

This will come as a blow to the Red Devils who enjoyed his services in his first game for them last week.

He started their Champions League game against PSG at the Parc des Princes and he was one of their best players in the 2-1 win.

“Alex won’t be ready, no, so apart from that I would think everyone else looks like they could be involved,” Solskjaer said in his pre-match press conference.

The Red Devils will now field a more familiar side in the game against the Gunners.

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10 Comments

  1. Loose Cannon says:

    Well, ManU will get a boost too when the read that Xhaka, Laca, Mustafi, Kolasinac and Willian will be playing. Or maybe ManU may be disappointed that Ozil will not feature against them at least once. Or ManU may have to change their tactics to set pieces aimed at Leno. Or maybe ManU may regret their failure to recruit AMN this summer (another kid with a big wide open mouth supporting Ozil)Pity Arteta, wish him luck to win with a bunch of dull players.

    1. Joe. S says:

      God!That above list of players makes me lose all hop.,especially Kolasinac.Artets is such a fail safe negativist. I hope he grows up quickly,learns and moves away from this boring negative philosophy.

  2. Sue says:

    Probably won’t make much difference, but Martial won’t be playing either – he’s still suspended…

    1. Kstix says:

      Martial as towed the lines of lacazette but at least he’s got more pace than Laca. So even if martial played, I won’t be too worried. More worried of Bruno penandez scoring a penalty in a controversial VAR decision tbh.

      1. Sue says:

        And with Mike Dean about, it’s always going to be controversial!!
        Cavani to score his first.goal for them?! I bloody well hope not!! All these what ifs, Kstix – Auba to end his drought? Saka to score?
        Come 18.15, I just wanna be happy 😄

        1. Kstix says:

          Haha I hear ya Sue. I hope they don’t let us down but I’m even going to get mad if we lose. It’s mostly expected. But I hope we win.

    2. Atweta Dickens Dixilla says:

      Arsenal is gonna win this 3.1 but auba should start upfront

  3. Grandad says:

    Such negativity at this early hour.Telles would not have started had he been available and only Xhaka is guaranteed to start for us.Positive thinking tells me that this match will produce yet another shock result and an away win.

    1. SueP says:

      That’s cheered me up no end as I head off to the doctor for a flu jab😄

    2. Kstix says:

      Xhaka being a guaranteed starter in itself is a problem for AFC. Maybe we try a different midfield approach to the one that lost to Leicester, City and Liverpool. The 3 had xhaka has guaranteed starter. Maybe elneny should replace xhaka for a change. Let’s see how a midfield trio of Partey, elneny and ceballos or Partey, AMN and elneny or Partey, ceballos and willock will look like for a change with saka, Auba and Nelson up top. Keeping the back 4 constant. Arteta only seems to tinker with the forwards and not the midfield set up. It could be one of the reasons we’re on a goal drought recently.

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