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Saka could MISS Man Utd game, Gabriel fights masked THIEF, Sterling ‘extremely drawn’ to move


HOW THE GUNNERS COULD ALIGN

Arsenal could only make one change to their squad for tomorrow’s clash with Manchester United.

The Gunners entered the Champions League contention with their 2-0 victory over Newcastle on Saturday.

But the victory came at a price as Bukayo Saka limped out from an injury in the Emirates.

Although his setback is not serious, the English ace should not be in good shape to face the Red Devils of Ralf Rangnick.

And that could see Gabriel Martinelli earn a place in the starting XI after his heroic goals against the Magpies.

The Brazilian is expected to place himself directly on Mikel Arteta’s right flank.

But a reshuffle could also see Martinelli moved to his preferred left side, forcing Emile Smith Rowe into the No.10 slot and Martin Odegaard to the right.

Injury doubt aside, Saka, Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac are the only other absent from Arsenal.

And that means Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga are set to face United on Thursday.

However, Arteta could still decide to deploy a more experienced XI after his opponents draw at Chelsea.

Kieran Tierney and Mohamed Elneny could be called in place of Tavares and Lokonga.

At the top, Nicolas Pepe could still be preferred to Martinelli as a replacement for Saka.

And although he has said he should go on a free transfer at the end of the season, Alexandre Lacazette could also get the green light.

This could see Aubameyang shifting to the left, with Odegaard giving up completely.




the-sun : Saka could MISS Man Utd game, Gabriel fights masked THIEF, Sterling ‘extremely drawn’ to move

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