Wenger has no sympathy for Mourinho's scheduling woes

United’s lengthy injury list has led the United manager to suggest he may play a weakened team against Palace on May 21 Rui Vieira  EPA

That's why it's such welcome news that Mourinho is already admitting he may be forced to play a heavily rotated side at The Emirates.

Luke Shaw drew his boss' ire a year ago after sharing an image of himself training away from the squad as he battled with a leg injury, while more recently Chris Smalling filmed himself spending time in a hydrotherapy pool.

Meanwhile, Wenger has played down suggestions that United boss Jose Mourinho will field a weakened team against the Gunners as he focuses on their Europa League semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo next week following Thursday's 1-0 win in the away leg.

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CHARLIE SAYS: At this time of the season you have fatigue setting in, players under pressure, not playing with confidence, a crowd who are a bit frustrated, and the pressure of trying to catch other teams.

Once an eagerly-anticipated showdown between perennial title rivals, the latest edition of Arsenal vs Manchester United is a battle between two teams now occupying sixth and fifth place respectively in the top-flight. They have three games to go and have the points in the bag and are just about there.

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury, manager Jose Mourinho has announced.

"We are in the FA Cup final again".

Manchester United are now unbeaten in 25 successive Premier League matches (W13 D12) - a club record within a single top-flight season.

Wenger, who has never beaten Mourinho in the league, was reminded of his relationship with former United manager Alex Ferguson, which shed its initial spikiness to become corial.

But Chris Smalling and Phil Jones face a fight to recover in time for the fixture. The biggest injury for United has to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The English teenage sensation netted a brace against Arsenal in his debut last season, which coincidentally, also came after a Europa League clash.

But in the spirit of the club's structural stasis with the future of the manager and so many players in the balance, that appears to be a complicated topic whatever competition they end up in next season.

Manchester United: 4-2-3-1De Gea; Valencia, Carrick, Blind, Darmian; Young, Herrera; Lingard, Rooney, Martial; Rashford. However, with the Red Devils' injury crisis coming at the worst possible time, Arsenal should open the scoring. The Chilean has hurt United in the past and should come good.



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