Ozil, Smith Rowe, Lacazette, Mavropanos – Arsenal injury news ahead of clash with Man United

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Arsenal have just over 24 hours until they return to Premier League action.

Unai Emery’s side travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in a game which is already being tipped as one of the games of the season so far.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been having a difficult time of late and will be hoping to get back to winning ways by claiming a big scalp at the theatre of dreams.

For the Gunners it’s a fixture that has probably come at the right time.

Arsenal are on a run of five games without defeat and they’ll be hoping to make that six with a positive result against their old rivals.

So who will be fit for Monday’s clash? Here’s the latest injury news from London Colney.

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.”

Asked if it’s a concussion, Emery said: “It’s one knock in his head.”

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.


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