When Arsenal hosts Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, it will be their toughest Premier League match of the year so far. With two victories to start the season, the Gunners have seven points out of a possible nine, but their start has been tainted by a late stalemate last weekend against ten-man Fulham.
With Gabriel Magalhaes being left off the team and Thomas Partey playing right-back, Mikel Arteta has made a number of decisions regarding the team that have many perplexed. However, the Arsenal manager also cited Oleksandr Zinchenko’s unavailability due to injury in order to support his choice.
I’m unable to accomplish it. He replied, “I have different players, I’m not going back to the team from last year. “How can I do that? Zinchenko was hurt, Granit isn’t here. except that we bring them back. That won’t happen, in my opinion.
It’s a different season, therefore everything is different and will continue to be different, including the enthusiasm. The beauty of it is that. The thing’s newness, which is what I appreciate most, is beautiful. There are still many things that we can do much, much better. Do that, then.
The north Londoners will be missing Jurrien Timber for the duration of the 2023–24 season in addition to Zinchenko’s fitness issues. Timber suffered a serious ACL injury. In contrast to Erik ten Hag at United, Arteta is close to having a completely fit squad at his disposal even without that.
Man United’s team appeared to be in excellent health with only Tyrell Malacia, Kobbie Mainoo, and Amad Diallo as notable absences, but they have recently suffered a quadruple injury blow. Mason Mount and Luke Shaw both sustained injuries, according to two club statements published by United during a loss to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Mount statement read: “Mason Mount is set to miss Saturday’s game against Nottingham Forest due to an injury picked up in last weekend’s encounter with Tottenham Hotspur. The small complaint is expected to keep Mount out until the international break next month.
The statement about Shaw read, “Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has sustained an injury that will rule him out of subsequent games.” The England left-back’s muscular problem is still being evaluated, but he is anticipated to miss several weeks of play.
Prior to the match against Nottingham Forest, Ten Hag was questioned about the two injured players, but he gave no information. He was asked for a more specific prognosis, to which he replied, “We can’t do that. They will be gone for some time. Luke’s absence will last longer than Mason’s.
Raphael Varane will now miss a period of time leading up to his match against Arsenal after suffering an injury last weekend. He was replaced at halftime for the reason that “he had complaints, and we didn’t want to risk him,” according to ten Hag. We don’t take a chance since we have Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof who could step in for him. He voiced complaints, and if the situation is truly dire, we will have to wait.
Rasmus Hojlund, Man United’s newest acquisition, will, according to ten Hag, be available to play Arsenal. We had a successful training week, and the last session is on Saturday, he remarked. “He’s doing well, so he will be available.”
Sofyan Amrabat, who joined the club on Friday, may not be available since he arrived on the deadline day. Amrabat will not play against Arsenal since the transaction was not completed by the registration deadline of 12 p.m. Tom Heaton, the goalkeeper, is also injured.