Unai Emery handed double injury boost ahead of Manchester United clash

Arsenal news: Unai Emery handed double injury boost ahead of Man Utd clash

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Unai Emery has Nacho Monreal and Shkodran Mustafi available ahead of this evening’s Premier League fixture against Manchester United.

Arsenal showed that they mean business this season with an impressive display over Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday which ended 4-2.

Emery’s side are now 19 games unbeaten in all competitions and continue to look like a force worthy of top-four contention, although the former Sevilla boss will come up against Jose Mourinho on Wednesday night as Arsenal face Manchester United. Mourinho has not lost in his five previous meetings with Arsenal’s head coach.

Arsenal Injury

Mesut Ozil is being assessed ahead of the game after being ruled out of the victory over Spurs due to a back problem.

Danny Welbeck is ruled out with a broken ankle following his shocking injury against Sporting CP , while Nacho Monreal is sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Dinos Mavropanos faces further time out on the sidelines with a groin injury, but is expected to return to training at some point in December, with Laurent Koscielny back in contention after his long-term Achilles issue.

Boost for Arsenal:

Monreal has not featured since the 5-1 demolition of Fulham at the start of October due to a hamstring problem.

The 32-year-old, however, was back in full training on Tuesday and could be included in Emery’s match-day squad at Old Trafford.

Emery has used Sead Kolasinac at left wing-back for the previous two Premier League games after switching to a three-at-the-back formation.

Mustafi is also fit to play after limping off in the second half of Arsenal’s north London derby win against Tottenham on Sunday.

The German defender was back in training yesterday and came through the session unscathed.

He is expected to line up alongside Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Rob Holding, with Emery set to continue playing three centre-backs.


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