Mesut Ozil does not appear to have travelled to Manchester with the rest of the Arsenal squad for Monday night’s meeting with United at Old Trafford.
Photographers did not spot the German departing theArsenal coach at the team’s hotel ahead of the 8pm Premier League kick-off.Eighteen Arsenal players were photographed making their way into the hotel, with emerging youngster Bukayo Saka and the recently returned Rob Holding two of them.
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.Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney, two players who also made their first appearances of the season against Forest, were not sighted.
Alexandre Lacazette hasn’t played for Arsenal since September 1 due to an ankle problem and is not expected to return until after the October international break.Emile Smith Rowe was taken off on a stretcher during the Forest game after sustaining a head injury and was not expected to travel to Manchester.
Konstantinos Mavropanos has not played for the first team this season due to a groin injury, while Shkodran Mustafi has been restricted to cup appearances following a dismal personal 2018-19 campaign.Arsenal’s 18-man squad to face Manchester UnitedGoalkeepers:
Bernd Leno, Emiliano MartinezDefenders: Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Rob Holding, Sokratis, David Luiz, Callum Chambers, Sead KolasinacMidfielders: Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka, Joe Willock, Dani CeballosForwards:
Gabriel Martinelli, Reiss Nelson, Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal squad vs Manchester United revealedArsenal squad vs Manchester United team news includes Pogba boost Manchester United squad vs Arsenal revealedIt is possible that further players could have travelled, such as third-choice goalkeeper Matt Macey.