Darren Fletcher
Fletcher featured for Scotland against England despite missing training on Monday.Getty

Manchester United are likely to have both Darren Fletcher and David de Gea available for Saturday's Premier League clash with Arsenal.

Louis van Gaal has seen his first season at Old Trafford undermined by a constant stream of injury problems with Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Michael Carrick and Angel di Maria also adding to the woes after picking up knocks on international duty.

Fletcher caused another scare among the United contingent when he was forced to miss training on Monday ahead of Scotland's international friendly with England at Celtic Park.

However, the United midfielder was passed fit and came on to replace Scott Brown for the second half in his side's 3-1 defeat on Tuesday.

With Blind facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering suspected knee ligament damage while playing for Netherlands, Fletcher is expected to have a key role to play in protecting United's defence when they travel to the Emirates Stadium.

With Michael Carrick also a doubt after he withdrew from the England squad with a groin injury last week, the Scot is one of three fit central midfield options at van Gaal's disposal alongside Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera.

De Gea would also appear in line to feature against Arsenal. The 24-year-old suffered a fractured finger in training last Friday but remained with the Spain squad. The shot stopper was also considered fit enough to sit on the bench in his side's qualifier against Belarus on Saturday and Tuesday's friendly with Germany.

Sources close to de Gea also told IBTimes UK the player "is more than 90 percent" likely to retain his place in the starting line-up for the visit to north London.

United face a nervous three days where they are likely to learn the extent of injuries suffered to their squad but could have Radamel Falcao back at their disposal after Colombia manager Jose Pekkerman revealed the striker is in "optimal condition".

United confirmed through their official website that van Gaal is contending with 12 injury concerns ahead of the weekend but provided no further update on the condition of their stricken stars.