Jack Wilshere is out for at least six weeks after breaking a bone in his left foot on international duty with England.
The news today has been that Kim Kallstrom has suffered a back injury ... but it remains disputed when he picked up the problem.
Will Manchester United have any defenders fit for the game with Arsenal
Julian Draxler looks likely to be out for three months with a torn tendon in his hamstring - making a January move to Arsenal unlikely.
Aaron Ramsey could miss the rest of the busy end of year period with a thigh problem picked up against West Ham United.
Laurent Koscielny looks set to miss the Chelsea game - and no timescale has been put on his recovery.
Lukas Podolski is near to a return from his nasty hamstring injury and he wanted to thank the fans for their support during the rehab period.
Marek Hamsik is now expected to miss the Arsenal Champions League tie with a toe injury.
Daniel Sturridge will not play against Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea after picking up ankle ligament damage.
Robin van Persie has withdrawn from the Dutch team suffering with groin and toe injuries, which should be seen as good news by Manchester United fans.