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Eagle-Eyed Arsenal fans think that they have spotted two missing first-team players ahead of Manchester United trip

Eagle-Eyed Arsenal fans think that they have spotted two missing first-team players ahead of Manchester United trip

Arsenal head to Old Trafford

Arsenal travel to Old Trafford on Thursday night hoping to replicate their performance from last season, where they ran out 1-0 winners courtesy of a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty.

Unlike last season, it is the Gunners that are now flying high, while Manchester United are going through something of a crisis, with the Red Devils having picked up just 5 from a possible 24 points across their last eight games. As a result, a loss for the home side could see them drop into the bottom half of the Premier League table, and would push Arsenal eight points clear in the race for Europe.

The Gunners too have selection headaches, though. For the most part, they have had a settled side this season, in part due to the absence of European football commitments, and in part due to few injuries. But, there are now questions to be asked.

Two first-team players missing?

Eagle-eyed Arsenal fans believe that they have spotted two first-team players not currently with the squad… by looking through training photos.

The first is perhaps predictable, in the form of Bukayo Saka, who was a doubt for Thursday anyway. Speaking to the press this morning, Mikel Arteta revealed:

“I am hopeful but we don’t know. Obviously it’s a really short turnaround and the player has to be comfortable playing with a little injury, so let’s see how he is in training.”

However, he has since not appeared in any of the photos.

And neither has Bernd Leno. Although unlikely to start given Aaron Ramsdale’s form, Leno has still been the no.2 goalkeeper for Arteta’s side.

Based on photos circulating of 3rd-choice goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo, and the lack of photos of Leno, will we see the former in the matchday squad tomorrow?

Read more:

Arsenal raise offer for Fiorentina’s Dušan Vlahović as hunt for a new striker continues

The four Arsenal selection headaches Mikel Arteta faces against Manchester United


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6