By Amir Mir
Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini has picked up an injury while on international duty ahead of the Arsenal fixture – and fans on Twitter are not fussed about his possible absence.
Belgium journalist Kristof Terreur reported on his personal Twitter account that the 28-year-old midfielder picked up a calf injury with Belgium and will return to United for further treatment.
Marouane Fellaini (calf injury) won't be available for Belgium. He's returning to #MUFC for further treatment.
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) November 8, 2016
The Gunners travel to Old Trafford on November 19, with Fellaini now a serious doubt, but supporters believe United have better options in the middle of the park.
One supporter stated that Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba and Andre Herrera will run the show for the hosts against their Premier League rivals.
Additionally, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez could also be an injury doubt and one fan pointed out that the depth of quality at both clubs will be tested.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
No Fellaini, No Zlatan against Arsenal. We are blessed https://t.co/fQeWBMqLZQ
— Թεɾƒεɕϯίσηηίςϯε🇸🇳 (@Alou__B) November 8, 2016
no worry, carrick+herrera+pogba will run the show👌👌👌
— silyvester Mwakalasi (@silyvestermj) November 8, 2016
No Sanchez,Ibra,Fellaini for Man Utd vs Arsenal showdown.Depth of teams bench will speak volumes
— Finecountry A. David (@FCAdavid4) November 8, 2016
Damn. It's soo frustrating that Fellaini always misses international games but is fit for #MUFC. He must stay permanently injured
— Deshane (@Desh_P) November 8, 2016
Sanchez and Fellaini get injured on the same day? That's great. No excuses pls. Fellaini is also a first team player
— Al_digator (@mr_guobadia) November 8, 2016
Fellaini has made 12 Premier League, Europa League, Community Shield and League Cup appearances for United this season.
He has started eight of the nine Premier League games he has played in as Jose Mourinho’s side have struggled for consistency this term.
The Manchester club are sixth in the league table with 18 points from 11 games, six points behind Arsene Wenger’s side, who sit in the top four.
In other Arsenal team news, this is how Arsene Wenger could line up his team against Manchester United after Alexis Sanchez’ injury blow.