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Team news update: Aguerd

Team news update

Nayef Aguerd is set for a first appearance at London Stadium since mid-December, after making his return from the 2023 CAF Africa Cup of Nations at Old Trafford last weekend.

The central defender had been ill ahead of Afcon and was unfortunate to get a deflection for  a  United goal

Alphonse Areola is likely to be in goal despite coming off at half time in the game as a precaution whilst David Moyes has revealed that  Lucas Paquetá and Michail Antonio, wont make the game.

Arsenal hope g to be able to call upon Bukayo Saka and Oleksandr Zinchenko with both being replaced with injury concerns against Liverpool at the Emirates last weekend.

Gabriel Jesus and Thomas Partey could return following injury absences, and Takehiro Tomiyasu is expected to be available after his Asian Cup endeavours with Japan.

The match will  broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports.

If you live outside the UK, click HERE for details of Premier League listings in your territory.

The game can also be followed on the club’s live blog at  whufc.com and on their app and across the  social media channels.

Live audio commentary will be available in the UK on BBC Radio 5 live, and worldwide on our official website and app.

Sunday’s programme  includes an interview and analysis with Kalvin Phillips, features with Maxwel Cornet and Michail Antonio.

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