Watch out Man Utd – Arsenal strike force is fit and firing

wenger delightArsene Wenger may have an Arsenal injury list to cope with, including two of the forwards in his squad DannY Welbeck and Lucas Perez, but that does not necessarily mean that the boss will have to field a weakened Arsenal side when we go to Old Trafford for the big Premier League match of the weekend against Jose Mourinho and his misfiring Manchester United.

While the home team will be without their first choice centre forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic because the Swedish striker picked up a fifth yellow card of the season in their last game, Wenger will be able to name the same front three that have been doing so well for us recently.

The injury concerns about Alexis Sanchez were blown away bigtime last night as the striker played and scored twice for Chile to help his country beat Uruguay, while Theo Walcott played over an hour for England and was a little unlucky not to score against Spain.

Alex Iwobi also impressed for Nigeria on Saturday and all three should be rested and ready for the game on Saturday. Wenger has options as well, with Giroud having featured in both of the games for France during this international break, so with Mourinho missing two first choice centre backs in Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly as well as their main striker, should Man United fans be very worried about what the Arsenal attack will do to them on Saturday?


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  1. leo...fourteen says:

    I rather we lose this match than draw…I mean the last time we were so injury plagued against united they beat us 8 goals to 1….so I don’t see why we shouldn’t beat them and show ourselves as real contenders

  2. BUR says:

    I might be reading to much into Alixis two goals but I feel vindicated when I say maybe Wengers diagnosis of injured players is crap. Questions were always asked in the past about Arsenal players recovery periods compared to other clubs. Arsenal players seem to take twice as long. I think Alexis has turned that on its head. Two goals in an international while Injured! I will take that any Day!

    1. tissiam says:

      how can wenger be blamed when he is miles&miles away??

      1. Incarnate says:

        I think he meant that maybe what Wenger calls injuries are mildly exaggerated… Wenger said it’s suicidal for Alexis to want to play on Saturday but he puts in a man of the match performance four days earlier than Saturday, if Chile sent Alexis back like we requested how do we know Wenger won’t insist he came back to full mid January?

        1. Break-on-through says:

          Wenger was just trying to gets the scans for his team to check out, it was the Chile boss and media which said he might not make the game.

  3. Arsenal_Girl says:

    My favourite Old Trafford match was when Danny Welbeck scored the winning goal to kick United out of the FA Cup which we won the same season. Welbeck’s first season with us too.
    Lovely assist by Valencia if i remember correctly lol

    When anybody complains about Welbeck please remember that he has contributed for us.

    Awesome that Alexis scored twice
    Lets win again at Old Trafford to lift all our spirits

  4. Wilshegz says:

    We just need to sort out the defense, especially the RB spot… Jenkinson is a huge gap away from Bellerin.

  5. Break-on-through says:

    Can’t wait til the game, away at utd, it’ll be so sweet if we can manage it. I’m blocking out all this bs from utd trying to play the injury card, we know ourselves that no-one gave that a second thought when we were ravaged. Mourinho didn’t come out and say happy about the points but they were depleted by injury so it kinda takes the shine, maybe next time we’ll see the real Arsenal. Like heck he did. He called us specialist in failure, lets just give our strongest performance and put this dog down for good.

  6. Onochie says:

    Its not playing against Man U is the problem,it is the Mourinho vs Wenger game,which unfortunately Wenger isn’t doing well,will he step up on saturday? We are yet to see it. As for the Sanchez issue,it is not a news that our players takes longer time to recover,but why would Arsenal coach go to the media to try and scare the chile national team,Wenger also confirms that he talks with each players physio at their national teams to confirm the welfare of the players. If you were the chile coach,what would you do? He came out publicly,filled with confidence to announce that sanchez would play And the same player also turned out to be the saviour of the national team.

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