If not now, when
grapples with the most serious injury crisis of his time at United. Ibrahimovic’s absence will give Marcus Rashford the chance to move to his natural position as central striker for the first of four straight United home games in all competitions. The Old Trafford faithful will be looking for signs that Mourinho is making progress despite a disappointing start to his reign which has left them sixth in the table, six points behind fourth- placed Arsenal and eight adrift of leaders Liverpool.
Wenger’s main injury doubt cleared up on Tuesday when forward Alexis Sanchez, whom he had urged to miss Chile’s World Cup qualifier with Uruguay after tweaking a hamstring, showed no ill-effects after scoring twice in a 3-1 comeback win.
For once, Arsenal, who had 11 other players on full international duty last week, will be confident of winning on a ground where Marca
Australian golfer Aaron Baddeley hits a shot out of the bunker during yesterday’s first round of the Australian Open golf tournament at the Royal Sydney Golf Club. – AFPPIX