Arsenal’s Midfileder Lucas Torreira is set to bag his first EPL start of the season as Mesuit Ozil, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are missing in Arsenal’s Old Trafford tie
The trio did not appear to have travelled to Manchester with the rest of the Arsenal squad for Monday night’s meeting with United at Old Trafford.
Non of the trio was pictured as Arsenal’s travelling squad arrived in Manchester ahead of the Premier League match at Old Trafford.
Scottish left-back Tierney is yet to feature for the Gunners in the English top flight following his £25million summer transfer from Celtic, due to injury.
He played 77 minutes of Arsenal’s demolition job of Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, and was expected to make a first start in the Premier League on Monday.
But Unai Emery appears to be being cautious with the young defender and has seemingly left him out of the squad this Monday.
Photographers did not spot the German departing at the team’s hotel ahead of the 8pm Premier League kick-off.
Holding ruptured knee ligaments during a 2-2 draw between United and Arsenal last December and only made his comeback last week, in the 5-0 Carabao Cup reverse of Nottingham Forest.
Arsenal’s 18-man squad to face Manchester United
Arsenal: Leno; Chambers, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac; Guendouzi, Xhaka (c), Torreira; Pepe, Aubameyang, Saka.
Substitutes: Martinez, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Nelson, Willock, Martinelli.
United: De Gea; Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Maguire, Young (c); McTominay, Pogba; Pereira, Lingard, James; Rashford.
Substitutes: Romero, Rojo, Williams, Fred, Mata, Matic, Greenwood.