Arsenal manager Unai Emery has left out star midfielder Mesut Ozil ahead of the crucial Premier League encounter at the home of top four rivals Manchester United.
According to the publication from the stables of the Manchester Evening News (MEN), Ozil was a notable absentee from the list of players spotted at the Arsenal hotel ahead of the game.
Fullbacks Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin returned to the Arsenal team for the Carabao Cup win over English Championship side Nottingham Forest after their respective time out with injury.
The two players were not spotted with the Arsenal contingent.
Rob Holding also returned during the Nottingham Forest game and he’s in the Arsenal squad for the league clash at Manchester United.
Arsenal thrashed Nottingham Forest 5-0 in their third round clash thereby setting up a fourth round meeting with Premier League leaders Liverpool at the end of next month.
The Gunners started the weekend in the top four but results over the weekend has seen them drop to the eighth spot ahead of the Manchester United game.
Full Arsenal Squad:
Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Emiliano Martinez
Defenders: Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Rob Holding, Sokratis, David Luiz, Callum Chambers, Sead Kolasinac
Midfielders: Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka, Joe Willock, Dani Ceballos
Forwards: Gabriel Martinelli, Reiss Nelson, Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang