Hector Bellerin and Alexis Sanchez could miss out on Arsenal’s visit to Manchester United on November 19th after picking up injuries whilst on international duty.
Bellerin picked up an ankle injury during a training session with Spain’s Under 21s earlier this week, perhaps exacerbating a knock he picked up during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday.
Sanchez suffered a “low grade muscle” injury to his thigh whilst training the Chilean national side ahead of their game against Uruguay in Santiago.
According to the Daily Express, both players could be sidelined for clash at Old Trafford.
Arsenal are blessed with an incredible level of squad depth. Arsene Wenger, above anything, is the master of encouraging stability: they may never win anything, but neither will they rapidly plunge down the table; never will they not qualify from their Champions League group (before getting thumped by Bayern Munich or Barcelona).
However, the two areas occupied by both Sanchez and Bellerin are surprisingly devoid of other liable options. With Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck injured, the much-maligned Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will feature instead. As for Bellerin, likely replacements include Carl Jenkinson or Mathieu Debuchy.
Man United fans will be keen to see Mourinho’s men take advantage of two notable absences from Arsenal’s starting XI.