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13th Nov, 2016 | 2:23pm

Report: Senior Man United star set for surprise recovery ahead of Arsenal clash

By Amir Mir

Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia could feature against Arsenal on November 19, according to a report.

The Daily Mail claim the 31-year-old, who broke his arm against Manchester City three weeks ago, could make a surprise return in the Premier League clash at Old Trafford.

It is said Valencia has made remarkable progress since undergoing surgery for the injury sustained in the 2-1 loss to their City rivals on October 27.

Prior to his injury, the Ecuador international was a regular figure for Jose Mourinho’s side, who have struggled for consistency this term.

Valencia has appeared in 11 Premier League, Community Shield and EFL Cup games this season, where he has provided one assist.

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Right-back Valencia, who is a natural winger, is the third longest-serving player in the United team behind captain Wayne Rooney and midfielder Micheal Carrick.

Arsenal have injury concerns of their own going into this tricky November fixture, with first-team players Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin both having injury doubts.

Wenger’s side are fourth in the league table with 24 points from 11 games, while United are in sixth place on 18 points.

In other Arsenal team news, the north London club are on alert as their Premier League rivals could make a swoop for their £130,000-a-week star.