LONDON: Injured Arsenal forwards Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie are doubtful for tomorrow’s Premier League clash at rivals Manchester United.
Captain and club record striker Henry missed Wednesday’s Champions League win at Hamburg with an injured foot while Van Persie suffered a hip injury during the game, the north London club said on their Web site on Thursday.
The problems up front will compound Arsenal’s existing injury woes. Defenders Philippe Senderos (shoulder), Gael Clichy (foot) and Lauren (knee), plus midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle), are all four to six weeks away from being fit, the club said.
The only good news was that defender Kolo Toure, forced off after only 29 minutes of Wednesday’s 2-1 win, should be fit.
“Kolo Toure will have no problem to play on Sunday,” manager Arsene Wenger told Arsenal TV Online. “Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie are a bigger problem. We have to wait a little bit but there is a doubt about both of them.”