Arsenal injury latest as three players face missing Man United amid Bukayo Saka wait

Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium

Arsenal will be sweating over the fitness of Bukayo Saka and Takehiro Tomiyasu ahead of this weekend's vital Premier League clash with Manchester United.

The Gunners travel to Old Trafford knowing they need to win to keep their status as league leaders. Mikel Arteta's men currently lead Manchester City by one point with two games remaining, though the reigning champions do have a game in hand.

Victory over United on Sunday will put pressure on Pep Guardiola's side for their trip to Tottenham on Tuesday night. Should both teams win this weekend, the game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could be decisive in the crowning of the champions.

Arsenal have managed just one league win at Old Trafford since 2006 - losing 10. However, United are on course for their worst ever Premier League campaign and the Gunners go into the clash heavy favourites.

Unfortunately for Arteta, he could be without one of his star players. After being on the receiving end of some brutal challenges from Lewis Cook and Ryan Christie against Bournemouth last week, Saka had a clear gash on his shin.

He did continue in the 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium but he is now a doubt for this weekend's game. Tomiyasu is also doubtful after not being spotted in training on Tuesday.

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"A few doubts that tomorrow we can resolve with another training session so we’ll have to see," Arteta said. "A few doubts over Tomi and Saka, yes."

There could be a place in the matchday squad for Jurrien Timber for the first time since August. The defender has returned from an anterior cruciate ligament injury, featuring twice for the under-21s.