posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 02:12 PM
Arsenal striker Thierry Henry played down fears of an injury crisis ahead of Sunday's clash at Old Trafford in the wake of his side's bruising
encounter at Panathinaikos.
Arsenal allowed the lead to slip through their fingers twice in Athens, just as they had squandered two points in their previous Champions League away
tie to Rosenborg.
Even though Fredrik Ljungberg and Henry scored, goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was at fault for both equalisers as he typified his side's inability to repeat
their supreme Premiership form in Europe.
With Gilberto Silva already ruled out of Sunday's game against Manchester United and Patrick Vieira battling to recover from a twisted ankle, Arsenal
could ill afford any further injuries.
However, Henry, Robert Pires and Edu sustained ankle knocks in a physical battle, leaving boss Arsene Wenger to remark that the club's medical staff
will be worked hard in the next few days.