Solskjaer drops Martial against Arsenal showdown
Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains why he dropped Anthony Martial and selected
Edinson Cavani to start in Manchester United’s Premier League game against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained the need to combine pace with experience played a key factor in his decision
to start Edinson, The Uruguay international, signed on the final day of the summer transfer window, has largely
been forced to play second fiddle to the France international since his arrival from Paris Saint-Germain.
Martial enjoyed his most prolific campaign in a United shirt last term but has struggled to find his scoring
touch in recent week and has managed only one goal in his last 10 appearances in all competitions.
Asked to explain his selection, Solskjaer said: ‘Fresh legs and of course fitness issues, but also this is a team
we feel is going to cause Arsenal some trouble
‘We feel we’ve got the mix between the pace the experience. I hope we’re going to have a good performance.
Midfield is always important against Arsenal you need to control the game, it’s a place where we traditionally
have counter-attacks so we need to get men forward. ‘But with Edinson there, we want to get crosses in and
that’s something we’ve worked on for tonight so hopefully, we can see some of them.’