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Mourinho admits injury crisis ahead of Arsenal clash

06 December, 2018, 04:45 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

Arsenal twice took the lead through Shkodran Mustafi's first-half header and Alexandre Lacazette's second-half strike.

The Gunners have an in-form attack and manager Unai Emery has gone with Alex Iwobi in attack as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will up top.

It was a bruising encounter all round for Arsenal with a number of players suffering knocks and niggles, including Aaron Ramsey who also had to be substituted in the first-half.

"Sunday's north London derby was the ideal script for Arsenal, where they started well, found themselves 2-1 down but came back with a massive bang", Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

Isco's arrival would be exciting and it could help bridge the gap between Arsenal and runaway leaders Manchester City.

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The last two meetings between the sides have both ended in Man United victories, however, with Fellaini scoring a 91st minute victor back in April to give Mourinho's men a 2-1 win over the Londoners on Arsene Wenger's last visit to Old Trafford.

"The investment Everton made was phenomenal, and obviously there was a great improvement in that team from last season in relation to this, but I don't think Everton will be in front of Manchester United at the end of the season", he said.

Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian have recovered from injuries to start the game, while Diogo Dalot makes his full Premier League debut in a back five. Usually United create a lot of chances here, and I don't think we conceded a lot of chances. If United were to lose to Arsenal, they would be 11 points behind the Gunners after just 15 league games played. I wonder if Arsenal will offer him a new contract? The common thing that we've seen with this team under Mourinho is changes every week - changes, changes, changes.

Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford last month before their stalemate on the south coast last weekend.

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