Unai Emery has confirmed what his decision will be over the possibility of Hector Bellerin being handed a start in the clash with Manchester United on Monday.

The Gunners will be looking to extend their lead over Manchester United by securing a win when they face the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Monday night.

Emery has already been given some selection headache this season with a number of his key players not being available to play.

The Arsenal boss will be without Ainsley Maitland-Niles for the trip to Manchester United on Monday night and that means he will be in need of someone else to feature at right-back.

Calum Chambers has impressed in that role in recent games but Hector Bellerin, who is the first choice in that position anyway, has returned from his long injury lay-off.

After the Spaniard’s cameo in the Carabao Cup earlier this week, some fans may believe there is a chance of Bellerin featuring at Old Trafford.

However, Emery has confirmed that the 24-year-old will not be handed a start since instructions from the doctor suggest that he is slowly reinstated into the team.

“I think no. Maybe in his mind yes, but we need to listen to the doctor and the doctor wants to do it progressively.” Emery said, via the club’s official website.

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