The Premier League returns this weekend as we approach the cold winter evenings with the internationals now out of the way until March next year. It gives us the next 4-5 months of straight Premier League action where clubs will be looking to carry some momentum going into the busy Christmas period where the games come thick and fast. The headlines are at the Emirates this weekend as Manchester United make the trip down south to London to take on a wobbly Arsenal side in the Saturday evening kick off.
Arsenal v Manchester United – This used to be one of the most anticipated fixtures of the season as the two longest serving managers in the Premier League went head to head. Now Arsenal and Manchester United are both struggling the game isn’t quite as hyped up as previous years but it will still prove a fascinating spectacle at the Emirates.
Manchester United have a number of injury problems which has been well documented, especially in defence. If they were suffering before the international break then they are even more so after it, with Daley Blind picking up a serious knee injury which will rule him out for a couple of months. Luke Shaw dealt Louis Van Gaal a scare in the friendly against Scotland but the ex-Southampton full back looks to have shaken the knock off. David de Gea picked up a dislocated finger on duty with Spain and his appearance is still doubtful. [Read more…]