Manchester United travel to North London to take on Arsenal in this Saturday’s evening game in the Premier League.
We head down to the Emirates Stadium without Michael Carrick whilst Marouane Fellaini and Nemanja Matic are likely to be ruled out through injury too. Eric Bailly and Phil Jones have also missed the past couple of games as we wait for an update from Jose Mourinho later this week on their availability for this weekend’s game.
However, we have been handed a boost on the injury front prior to Saturday’s game as Arsenal suffered an injury blow of their own on Wednesday night.
The Gunners were convincing 5-0 winners over Huddersfield Town to keep them four points behind us and in fourth position.
Alexandre Lacazette scored the opening goal for Arsene Wenger’s side inside the opening three minutes but was replaced at half-time with an injury.
Speaking in his post-match press conference Wenger was able to confirm that Lacazette will miss this weekend’s clash between Arsenal and Manchester United with a groin injury. The Gunners boss is quoted on the club’s official website as saying:
“Lacazette has a groin problem and will certainly be out for Saturday’s game.”
Olivier Giroud replaced the club’s record signing at half-time and scored twice in the second half as Arsenal ran out convincing winners versus David Wagner’s side.
The French striker is now expected to start up front against us on Saturday, though Chilean star Alexis Sanchez could be moved into that position from attacking midfield as he has done in the past.