By Richard Clarke
Arsenal's injury problems are so severe that Arsène Wenger will take all his fit players to Manchester this evening [Friday] and then wait until the morning to see who is fit enough to feature at Old Trafford in the FA Cup Fifth-Round tie.
"We have a few players who are on the edge," said the manager at Friday's press conference.
"We are down to the bare bones. We have just 14 players and everyone will travel then I will make a decision.
"Clichy, Senderos, Adebayor, Flamini - all are muscular injuries. I will have to take a look and see who is in the most dangerous position."
Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue are available after the Africa Cup of Nations while Wenger did confirm that Jens Lehmann will play in goal. "He is the keeper in the FA Cup, that has been decided," said the Frenchman.
The current list of injured or doubtful players reads: Johan Djourou (groin), Robin van Persie (thigh), Abou Diaby (calf), Manuel Almunia (sick), Denilson (hamstring), Tomas Rosicky (hamstring), Theo Walcott (thigh), Clichy (hamstring), Alex Song (muscular), Bacary Sagna (personal reasons), Emmanuel Adebayor (muscular) and Philippe Senderos (knee/thigh).Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source