Arsenal painted North London in red color after the 4-2 Premier League win over rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates on Sunday evening .
The Gunners had no trouble dealing with Mauricio Pochettino’s men with goals from Pierre Merrick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira in the second-half.
Unai Emery has been unbeaten for 19 games straight this season and would look forward to continue it when the Gunners face off against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday Premier League fixture
The team would be having a fresh influx of players after recovering from few different injuries.
Left back Nacho Moneral was seen training at London Colney after recovering from his hamstring injury which he had picked up in the start of October against Fulham. It’s still uncertain whether Emery would throw him back into action or would make him play against a less competitive side.
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Alongside the Spaniard, skipper Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi were also seen training. Koscielny is well and healthy now after the devastating achilles injury and Musatfi seemed much better after limping away in the North London Derby. All these defenders chance of featuring in the starting line up are highly uncertain as Emery would need a squad without any chink in it’s armor when they face giant team like Red Devils.
Dinos Mavropanos and Danny Welbeck wouldn’t be seen anywhere near the squad as they both have been ruled out by long term injuries. The former contracted a groin tear in a Europa League fixture against Sporting CP and latter broke his thigh a couple of days back.
The Swiss maestro, Granit Xhaka who is currently facing suspension for picking up 5 yellow cards this season wouldn’t be able to play against the Red Devils. New signing Matteo Guendouzi would be filling his boots as the defensive midfielder alongside Uruguayan Lucas Torreira.
Mesut Ozil would miss the crucial game because of his muscle spasms as he had been ruled out for the fixture against the Spurs for the very same reason. Certain rumour mills had cooked up a groggy story which stated that the German had been left out due to a rift between him and Emery. Emery had replied with his signature charm in the post match conference to debunk the myths. He quoted,
“He has back ache.” Nothing more to that.
Emery had lost all the 5 previous encounters against a team coached by the Portuguese. Former Sevilla and PSG boss would be looking forward to set the record straight on Wednesday. With a fire red Arsenal team and a demoralized 8th placed team in the other end, it’s more likely that Emery would be having the last laugh at the Old Trafford on Wednesday.