Arsenal will look to get their stuttering season back on track when they take on fellow strugglers Manchester United at the Emirates stadium on Saturday evening.
The Gunners will head into the game following their disappointing loss to Swansea where they conceded two late goals in the 2-1 loss. The North London club, who are currently in sixth place in the League table , are entering a defining week in their season as they face two tantalising clashes with Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund in the next five days.
The United match is undoubtedly the more important of the two ad here is the team news for the clash.
Let’s start with the good news as Olivier Giroud is back to full fitness following his three month spell on the sidelines due to ankle injury, although he is unexpected to start but you can expect the Frenchman to come off the bench at some point during the game.
Theo Walcott is out due to a groin injury he picked while on international duty with England, but the extent of injury is still unknown. His injury will be a crushing blow to both the Englishman and the Gunners, due to the fact that it wasn’t long ago when he returned from a devastating knee injury.
Danny Welbeck is expected to undergo a late fitness test on a hamstring injury, but a start looks likely for the former Manchester United man. Sanchez is also pretty sure to start the game despite only arriving back in North London on Thursday afternoon from an extensive international duty.
Mikel Arteta has also returned to fitness after a hamstring problem and will start the game, but Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Mesut Ozil are all still out.
Provisional squad: Szczesny, Monreal, Chambers, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez, Welbeck, Martinez, Sanogo, Walcott, Flamini, Cazorla, Podolski, Rosicky, Giroud.
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