Mourinho and Wenger on If United Manager Will Park the Bus Saturday

Jose Mourinho met the media a few hours ago to preview tomorrow’s major clash at Arsenal and we have the video for you at this link. A significant portion of the session revolved around the widely held belief that Mourinho will park the bus tomorrow in the weekend’s headliner fixture.

Mourinho is notorious for doing this kind of thing. If you Google “park the bus” literally the fourth auto-fill is “Mourinho,” the fifth “Man Utd” and the seventh “Chelsea.”

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Nemanja Matic a Doubt, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Marouane Fellaini Out vs Arsenal

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The weekend’s most high profile Premier League match, Manchester United at Arsenal, will be missing a few key players. For the Gunners, their leading scorer, Alexandre Lacazette, has been ruled out due to a groin injury. Meanwhile the Red Devils could be without the anchor of their middle and most important player to their offense, Nemanja Matic.

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Arsene Wenger Press Conference Previewing Manchester United (Video)

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Manchester United travel to Arsenal for what is the weekend’s biggest fixture in the Premier League. It’s a clash between two top four teams, one of which is still in the Premier League title race, at least for the time being. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger met the media a couple of hours ago to hold his weekly press conference and we have the video for you, via YouTube, embedded below.

The session covered many different topics, including the widely held belief that Jose Mourinho will park the bus tomorrow.

The Frenchman answered a question about the idea that his counterpart will be ultra-pragmatic in his approach on Saturday.

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Jose Mourinho Press Conference Previewing Arsenal (Video)

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Manchester United travel to Arsenal for what is the weekend’s biggest fixture in the Premier League. It’s a clash between the second and fourth placed teams in the table. Jose Mourinho met the media a couple of hours ago to hold his weekly press conference and we have the video for you, via YouTube, embedded below. The gist of the session revolved around injury updates and the widely held belief that Mourinho will in fact park the bus tomorrow.

The Portugese answered a reporter question about people who believe that he will be ultra-pragmatic in his approach on Saturday.

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Ashley Young, Anthony Martial Crack Top 20 Individual Player Power Rankings

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Ashley Young is one of three Manchester United players to crack the NBC Sports Premier League individual player power rankings for this week. The list is 20 deep, and Young is joined by teammates Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba. The very versatile Young doesn’t often make lists such as these, but he grabbed the final spot here.

Pogba, a regular to individual player power rankings, is #12 while Martial is #14. Manchester City lead the way with four representatives, while Liverpool, Leicester City and Arsenal each have a pair in the group.

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Arsenal and Manchester United Combined Starting XI

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Arsenal hosts Manchester United in what is the weekend’s most hyped up Premier League fixture. Unfortunately, one of the biggest stars in this match, Gunners leading scorer Alexandre Lacazette, is ruled out with a groin injury. On the other sideline, United’s arguably best player this season, holding midfielder Nemanja Matic, is most likely not going to play either.

We’ll know more about Matic’s muscular injury tomorrow, and perhaps United Manager Jose Mourinho will fill us in on how long the Serbian maestro could be out during his weekly news conference.

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Man United vs Arsenal Injury Report: Lacazette, Sanchez, Matic, Fellaini, Carrrick

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Update: video of both managers press conferences today, giving injury updates- Jose Mourinho at this link, for Arsene Wenger click here.

The weekend’s biggest Premier League fixture, Manchester United at Arsenal, will be sans a couple of key/star players. For the Gunners, their leading scorer, Alexandre Lacazette, has been ruled out due to a groin injury. Meanwhile the Red Devils could be without the anchor of their middle and most important player to their offense, Nemanja Matic.

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Predicted Manchester United Starting XI vs Arsenal FC

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Manchester United could be without as many as three of their top central midfielders for their huge clash at Arsenal on Saturday. United Manager Jose Mourinho switched to a three-man midfield in the 4-2 victory at Watford on Tuesday night, with Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard advancing ahead of the team’s anchor, Nemanja Matic, who left injured in the 54′.

Mourinho went with a 3-5-2 formation, that saw Lingard in the central role, instead of in his usual role out on the wing.

However, it does not seem like Mourinho will have the healthy bodies available to go with a three man midfield this weekend.

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Mesut Ozil Has Regained His Fight Says Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has definitely had a tumultuous season thus far. First we saw a few club legends rip the team, as the Gunners got off to a slow start, and Ozil post a response on Facebook. This inspired a blowback.

With Ozil set to see his contract expire in June, the German has been the subject of many transfer rumors, including links to both Barcelona and Manchester United. However, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said this week that both Ozil and Alexis Sanchez won’t be sold in the January transfer window. This is a sharp contrast from what he had said previously- that both players were on the market.

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Alexandre Lacazette Officially Ruled Out of Manchester United Clash

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The weekend’s headliner Premier League fixture, Manchester United at Arsenal, has lost some luster. For the home side, their leading scorer, Alexandre Lacazette, has been ruled out due to a groin injury. For the visitors, the anchor of their middle and most important player to their offense, Nemanja Matic, most likely will be missing.

“Lacazette has a groin problem and he is out, certainly, for Saturday’s game,” Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed after his side trounced Huddersfield Town 5-0 tonight.

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Arsenal Midfielder Santi Cazorla Provides Injury Update, Has Ninth Surgery

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The injury and rehabilitation saga for Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla continues to carry on. Today brought another development that restarts the return clock yet again. Cazorla posted on Twitter today that he had to have another surgery to repair a tendon in his foot. This will be ninth surgical procedure.

Cazorla had targeted a return in January, but you can definitely scrap that plan now, as this development delays his convalescence and return to action even more.

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Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil Staying in January Says Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are out of contract at the end of the season- that’s been very well documented. If they don’t renew their deals by the end of the season, then the Gunners will lose both of them on a free transfer. This fact has also been extensively covered by the media.

The other option is for the club to sell them in the January transfer window, where The Emirates will no doubt have plenty of suitors.

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