A series of ill-timed injuries has handed Manchester United a lifeline in this Saturday’s crunch game against Arsenal.
The Red Devils would have been worried coming into this game against an in form Gunners team, but a typically bad international break for the North London side has meant this game looks significantly more winnable than it did a week ago.
Arsene Wenger today confirmed that Hector Bellerin would be out for Saturday’s game, with Santi Cazorla also nowhere near a return.
Alexis Sanchez also gave his manager a scare, playing for Chile on Tuesday despite picking up a thigh injury. Wenger told ESPN that he would wait until Friday to see whether the Chilean would be able to play. Whatever the result of that fitness test, Sanchez won’t be playing at 100%.
All of this leaves Manchester United with a great chance to get their season back on track by exploiting these gaps in the Arsenal lineup.