Manchester United hosted Arsenal at Old Trafford in a thrilling 2-2 mid-week clash that saw the visitors pay the price of having Aaron Ramsey and Rob Holding subbed off due to injuries in order extend their unbeaten streak to 20 games.
In a game where the Gunners took the lead twice and conceded in quick successions afterwards, the pair had to be taken off due to apparent injuries. Though Ramsey’s injury looked like a slight knock, Holding had to be stretchered off after what looked like a painful injury to his knee.
This was confirmed by Unai Emery in his post-match interview where he made his concerns about the young Englishman clear.
“[It was] The worst news for us,” he said [via Fox Sport Asia]. “Rob Holding, we are going to wait for the doctors, but it is a big injury. It’s his knee.
“After these two injuries, every player went out with good commitment and good mentality to keep our performance on the game.”
Emery also added that he is still proud of his men for putting their body on the line for the team and is optimistic about the future.
“I am very proud for our work and how every player responded in the 90 minutes,” the Spaniard said. When we are winning, it was a good moment, but they equalised very quickly.
“The second half, I think our players worked to win. We were close more than them to get the third goal, but [David] De Gea made good saves.”
On the other hand, the gaffer mentioned that Ramsey has only suffered a ‘small injury,’ and will likely be back in the near future.
Nevertheless, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos are expected to step up in his absence as they had during the start of the campaign.
The Londoners next head to Huddersfield for their next league outing this weekend.