Man United Handed Huge Injury Boost Ahead Of Arsenal Clash

Man United Handed Huge Injury Boost Ahead Of Arsenal Clash

By Nigel Phillips

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United have been handed a huge boost ahead of the trip to Arsenal as the manager reveals that Anthony Martial, Eric Baily, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic could return for the game. 

Martial sustained a foot injury in the first-leg Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford, Herrera had a knock in the Premier League clash with Liverpool while Matic sustained a foot injury at training ahead of the Liverpool clash.

Martial missed the FA Cup win against Chelsea, the Premier League games against Crystal Palace, Southampton and the Champions League round of 16 game away to PSG.

Herrera also missed the games against Crystal Palace, Southampton and PSG while Matic missed the games against Liverpool, Crystal Palace, and PSG.

Bailey started against PSG but was substituted in the first half following a foot injury after a tackle from Marco Verratti.

Solskjaer gave the updates Martial, Herrera and Matic in a press conference on Friday, and said the trio are up for selection for the Premier League game against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Aside from the trio, Paul Pogba, who missed the game against PSG due to suspension, is also in line to return for the side for the rivalry game against the side with whom Manchester United are fighting for the 4th place.

"Eric's fine,” said Solskjaer. “Anthony will be available and, hopefully, we'll have Nemanja and/or Ander ready as well, so we're looking better for it. They just need to have another couple of days' training with the team. They've done well in their recovery work.”

“Paul was over there training with us and in the dressing room and the meetings, so he wanted to be a part of that game,” explained Solskjaer. 

“It’s great that he had a couple of days off after Southampton, so it was the least he could do!”

Solskjaer was questioned on the possibility of fatigue setting into his players after their crunch game against PSG last Wednesday.

“We’re alright,” replied Solskjaer. “Arsenal played 24 hours later than us and, of course, it will be tougher for them, so we’ll be ready for Sunday, definitely.”