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Flamini, Wilshere Still Doubtful for Match with United

Count on Ramsey and Arteta in the double pivot when Arsenal breaks out the away yellows at Old Trafford tomorrow.

Your likely double pivot for tomorrow's match against United.
Your likely double pivot for tomorrow's match against United.
Shaun Botterill

According to the pre-match report on, in advance of tomorrow's giant match against Manchester United at Old Trafford, Mathieu Flamini's groin and Jack Wilshere's ankle are likely to keep them out of the festivities, while the rest of the injury report confirms that Theo Walcott's abdominal issue will keep him out of action until after the international break, and Lukas Podolski will need to resort to happy photobombs on the sidelines a bit longer.

Pre-match hype -- which is pretty rich, given United's early-season struggles, Arsenal's (Welsh) lightning-quick start, the presence of a certain Dutch international player, and the new arrival of a certain big-haired Belgian to the Red Devils -- includes a report from the Sporting Life that David Moyes, while at Everton, tried to sign Aaron Ramsey. United was also apparently in for him, and we all know how that turned out. (High-five the Arsenal fan next to you, or if you're alone while reading this, high-five yourself.)

Also, the Arsenal-United match is by far the best match on the docket this weekend; other matches involving top teams includes Chelsea hosting West Brom, Everton visiting Relegation Palace, Liverpool hosting Fulham, City traveling to Sunderland the week after putting up a seven-spot on Norwich (you might consider this the easy part of their schedule), Spurs hosting Neufchatel, and surprising Southampton hosting Hull.