Here we take a look at Manchester United injury news for the crunch Arsenal clash on Sunday, January 22 at the Emirates Stadium. Can the Red Devils upset the league leaders, or will Arsenal’s title charge continue?
Currently, Manchester United have six players who will definitely miss out on the game against the Gunners. On top of this, they have an attacking player who will face a late fitness test.
Donny Van De Beek, Jack Butland, Diogo Dalot and Axel Tuanzebe will all miss the Arsenal game on Sunday due to injury. According to reports, Jadon Sancho will also miss out as he returns from his sabbatical. Sancho was sent away by Erik Ten Hag to work on his fitness – he is now back with the first team in training.
United’s midfield maestro, Casemiro, will miss the Arsenal game after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Crystal Palace. This could prove to be a damaging blow for the Red Devils – they have looked like a much more daunting proposition with the Brazilian ball winner in the team as he has clearly been their best player since he started playing for the team this season.
On top of this, Anthony Martial is still a doubt. He’s suffered with various injury niggles this season, including hamstring, achilles and back problems. He missed out on United’s last game against Crystal Palace and was brought off in their derby win against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Despite the injury issues, Manchester United can still enter the game against Arsenal with an air of confidence even if they ended up drawing with Crystal Palace 1-1 in the week after conceding a late equaliser from a free kick Casemiro gave away. So far, the Red Devils are the only team to inflict defeat upon the Gunners in the Premier League this season.
Arsenal have won six of their last seven games, beating the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham along the way. It’s destined to be one of United’s toughest games all season – are they up to the challenge?