Radamel Falcao
Jose Pekerman has confirmed that Radamel Falcao is fit and ready for the Arsenal clash Getty Images/Alex Livesey

Colombia manager Jose Pekerman has confirmed that Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao is fit and will be ready to face Arsenal following the international break.

The United striker picked up a knock during a training session prior to the match against Chelsea and has missed all the games since.

This injury following his return to action after a long-term knee injury with AS Monaco last season, had various people questioning his fitness in the long run and there were reports suggesting that Louis van Gaal had stalled on offering the striker a permanent deal.

However, Falcao and his national team manager have rubbished those reports and Pekerman, who left the Colombian out of the squad for the ongoing friendly games, has admitted that his striker is fit and raring to go.

"There is no doubt he is in optimal condition. He's recovered very successfully. He done everything perfectly. This is a small muscular injury, it is different to the knee injury before the World Cup," Pekerman said, as quoted by the Express.

The Argentine is also confident that Falcao will be a big success in England and believes that once he returns to form, many a record is set to tumble.

"He's in a good condition and could be ready for Arsenal. He hasn't even started yet. He will be one of the best players Manchester United have had and will break a lot of records in England," the former Argentina national team manager added.

Van Gaal had also recently hinted that the striker could return for the clash against the Gunners, and his national team manager's confirmation will come as a big boost to United.