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Arsenal suffer injury blow ahead of Manchester United clash

Arsenal suffer injury blow ahead of Manchester United clash

Bukayo Saka news

Arsenal could be without Saka for Man Utd clash
Football Transfer Centre

Arsenal have suffered a big injury blow ahead of the Premier League clash against Manchester United on Thursday night.

The Gunners recently registered a 2-0 win over Newcastle United where Bukayo Saka was substituted with a thigh problem.

The club have yet to confirm the extent of the setback, but Daily Mail claims that the attacker is uncertain for the Old Trafford trip.

His injury is still being assessed by the club's doctors, and it appears unlikely that he will be deemed fit to face the Red Devils.

In his absence, Mikel Arteta could call upon Nicolas Pepe to play on the right side of midfield, but the Ivorian has been out-of-favour.

Hence, Gabriel Martinelli appears the likely replacement for the club graduate, having scored a stunning goal last weekend.

The Brazilian netted within 93 seconds of coming on against the Magpies. He showed his quality with a stellar volleyed goal on the run.

Arsenal are presently fifth in the standings, only goal difference behind West Ham United, who are holding the final Champions League place.