Man United receive key fitness boost ahead of Arsenal clash as Mikel Arteta resumes title charge


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Arsenal were sensational against Tottenham in the North London Derby on Sunday. Mikel Arteta’s side came out comfortable 2-0 winners.

The victory means that the Gunners moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table. Manchester City dropped points against Manchester United on the same matchday which allowed Arsenal to extend their gap from second place.

The Red Devils have emerged as a title challenger for the Gunners as they now sit one point behind Manchester City. Arsenal are set to play against Manchester United in a crucial clash on Sunday.

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Going into the match, Manchester United have reportedly been given a key fitness boost. Jadon Sancho looks set to return for Erik ten Hag’s side after returning to training.

According to British journalist Andy Mitten, the coaching staff feel he’s making positive progress on his bid to regain fitness after the World Cup. The 22-year-old was sent to Holland by United manager Erik ten Hag in November 2022 amid concerns over his physical and mental readiness to play for United.

Sancho was also left off the club’s mid-World Cup training camp to Spain, with Ten Hag explaining that he was not in the right frame of mind or fitness to play. The Englishman had not played for the club in over 10 weeks, with his last minutes coming in October’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

But, with a possibility of a return ahead of the match against Arsenal, it means that Mikel Arteta will have to brace for more of an attacking threat from Manchester United. A win for Arsenal would at least maintain Arsenal’s eight-point gap going into the FA Cup fourth-round break.


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