Paul Pogba

Ole reveals team news for Arsenal clash

Friday 27 September 2019 10:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an update on his team plans for Manchester United's Premier League encounter with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba is a doubt for Monday's game, despite making his comeback in the shoot-out win over Rochdale in the Carabao Cup, and Phil Jones is out until after the international break, after being withdrawn at half-time on Wednesday night.

Anthony Martial appears to have little chance of facing the Gunners, AZ Alkmaar or Newcastle United, but Marcus Rashford may return before next month's pause for more Euro 2020 qualifiers.

In more positive news, left-back Luke Shaw is doing well in his recovery and could be available again soon.

Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are both injured.

"Any injuries?" he said on MUTV, in an exclusive interview with Stewart Gardner. "There might be one or two who have not really come back. Paul was really struggling with his ankle as it was really swollen, so let’s see how that repairs. He got 90 minutes but was sore towards the end again.

"Phil will be out until after the international break and, do you know, you have to count these after every game but I think that’s it.

"I don’t think we’ll see Anthony before the international break. No, I don’t think so. Luke is improving so, hopefully, we’ll see him."

During his press conference, Ole was asked if Rashford and Martial were both out of the Arsenal clash.

"Well, I wouldn't put my life on it, no, but that's part of this game," he answered. "You work with what you have and we're looking forward to this game, of course."

The boss told us earlier in the week that Diogo Dalot and Angel Gomes are also injured, hence their absence against Rochdale, but could be available for the Europa League tie with AZ Alkmaar.

Defenders Eric Bailly and Tim Fosu-Mensah remain out, although the latter did train with the group on Friday.

Tim Fosu-Mensah was back in training with the squad on Friday.


Things are looking rosy for the Gunners on the injury front with Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and recent signing Kieran Tierney all appearing against Nottingham Forest in a comfortable 5-0 Carabo Cup third-round win in midweek.

French striker Alexandre Lacazette is still out, though, and there were also doubts over Konstantinos Mavropanos and Emile Smith-Rowe. Mavropanos is available for selection but Smith-Rowe is still being assessed.

The Londoners' youngsters, including Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka and Reiss Nelson, have been taking their chance to impress and must be in manager Emery's thoughts.


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