Latest Arsenal injury news ahead of Manchester United clash and return dates

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It’s back to Premier League action for Arsenal after successful progression in the Carabao Cup during midweek.

Unai Emery named a young team to take on Championship side Nottingham Forest, but they had no problem in sweeping their opponents aside in a 5-0 victory.

That game saw summer signing Kieran Teirney make his long awaited debut for Arsenal after an injury layoff, with full back Hector Bellerin also coming on as a second half substitute.

With the Gunners in the midst of a busy schedule, the returning players will be a massive boost for Unai Emery’s squad.

The next game sees them travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Monday night, but who will be fit for the match?

Take a look at all the latest injury news from the Emirates Stadium:

Emile Smith Rowe

The attacking midfielder started the game against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup but was taken off after a clash of heads.

Sources close to the player have confirmed to football.london that Smith Rowe suffered a concussion and no damage to his head. Having been assessed by the club’s medical staff he was driven home.

Speaking after the game, Unai Emery said: “He received a knock to his head. It was for precaution we changed him. It’s not a serious problem.”

According to PremierInjuries, Smith Rowe is rated with a 50% chance of being fit enough to make the match day squad for the clash against Manchester United.

Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal have been dealt a major injury blow, as the club have confirmed that the striker will be out of action until at least October with an ankle injury.

A statement via the club’s official website read: “After assessments to an ongoing ankle issue, we have advised that Alex will need to rest and strengthen his ankle to regain full fitness.

“Alex has been playing through this injury for several weeks. He is likely to be back in action in October.”

On the announcement of the injury, the Frenchman has posted a message to fans on social media.

“Already started my rehab and looking to the future.. Thanks everyone for your messages!!” He wrote.

In their latest injury update, the Gunners confirmed that the striker is now undergoing his rehabilitation and is on track to be back fit next month.

Konstantinos Mavropanos

Has struggled with injuries during his brief spell at Arsenal.

A groin strain kept the Greek defender out for much of the 2018/19 season and while he returned towards the end of the campaign, a further groin injury hampered his progress further during pre-season.

However, in an injury boost to Arsenal the 21-year-old played 67 minutes of the Premier League 2 match against Leicester City on Saturday, a game in which the Gunners won 2-1.

Mavropanos also continued his rehabilitation by playing the full 90 minutes of last Friday night’s development team game against Wolves, and his shirt was hanging up in the dressing room against Nottingham Forest.

Although he has not yet been included in a match day squad for the first team, the defender could make his return for the weekend’s match vs Manchester United.

Mesut Ozil was the other player replaced on Tuesday night, but no injury has been reported and he should be available for the game at Old Trafford.

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