Checkout the six important Arsenal players that will miss Manchester United match due to injury – Easy fixture for Erik Ten Hag
Mikel Arteta has revealed that Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale are doubtful for the trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Sunday.
In addition, the situation with full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko, who has been unable to train this week due to a knee injury in the club’s last two games, is not rosy. Arsenal are top of the table, having won their first five games.
Many see the clash with United as the first big test of the season, and they could travel to Manchester without several of their key players. Odegaard has scored three goals this season, while Ramsdale has kept two clean sheets; Zinchenko has also provided an assist in all three games.
These three players have been instrumental in Arsenal’s perfect start. Their absence could therefore give United a boost, as they have also won their last three games, before the clash. Asked about the injury reports at Friday’s press conference, Arteta explained: “We will see more tomorrow.
“I hope Odegaard and Ramsdale will be available to train with the team. Unfortunately Alex [Zinchenko] has not been able to train with the team yet.”
“After missing two games and not being able to train with the team, that’s unfortunately the situation we have.” Elsewhere, Thomas Partey will not be available for the game due to injury, while Mohamed Elneny will be out for several months with a long-term problem.
United, meanwhile, will be without Anthony Martial, who is still nursing an Achilles heel injury. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw are doubtful after missing Thursday’s win over Leicester with “minor injuries”.
New £85m recruit Antony will be assessed in two training sessions before a decision is made on his inclusion in the squad as he hopes to make his United debut. United have spent a total of £225.4 this summer, a club record amount in a single window.
After a shaky start, Arteta said he was “not surprised” to see Erik ten Hag right the ship so quickly, given his cash flow. He added: “When you look at the team they have, the amount of money they have and what they have done in the market, I am not surprised.
“They are going to win a lot of football games. Manchester United’s history tells you that will happen. They are another great rival and we have to compete with them.”