Thomas Partey is set to miss Arsenal’s clash against on Sunday due to injury.
The 30-year-old has started at right-back in all three of Arsenal’s Premier League games so far.
But Mikel Arteta will now be forced to reshuffle his defence ahead of their match against United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Partey has not been called up to Ghana’s squad ahead of the upcoming international break, and the Ghanaian Association claim that they have been informed by Arsenal that the midfielder will be sidelined ‘for a while’.
A statement released by the Ghanaian FA on Saturday read: ‘ ace is left out of the squad due to injury.
‘According to his club, the player picked up an injury in training and could be on the sidelines for a while, however the Black Stars medical teams is monitoring the situation.’
Partey’s injury means Gabriel Magalhaes could be handed his first start of the season after being benched for all three of Arsenal’s Premier League games so far.
The Brazilian could partner William Saliba at the heart of Arsenal’s defence, with Ben White moving across to cover at right-back, the role he played last season.
Arsenal will be looking to get back to winning ways following their 2-2 draw with Fulham last Saturday.
United, meanwhile, will be hoping for a more solid performance after they edged a 3-2 victory at home to Nottingham Forest last weekend.
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