The Manchester United defender looked set to leave Old Trafford this month after falling out of favour under Erik Ten Hag. The 25-year-old had started just three games this season prior to the World Cup break – one of which was the Carabao Cup fourth round win against Burnley – and Diogo Dalot had become the clear first-choice at right-back.
A number of Premier League clubs were reportedly interested in a January deal, not least former club Crystal Palace. But a resurgence in form, culminating in the brilliant performance during Saturday&aposs 2-1 win against Manchester City, looks to have reintegrated the Englishman into Ten Hag&aposs plans.
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Links to Arsenal were only fleeting, with Mikel Arteta thought to be keen on adding a specialist right-back to a role currently filled by Ben White – naturally a centre-back. But Parlour seems to have rubbished such talk, highlighting the returning Takehiro Tomiyasu as ample back-up.
“I dont think Arsenal need a right-back,” Parlour told Lord Ping. “They have Tomiyasu, whos an excellent player. I mean, when he first got into the side, everybody was raving about Tomiyasu. Obviously, he&aposs had his injuries as well. But if he can get him back fit, there are two good right-backs in Ben White and Tomiyasu.
“Left backs we have Zinchenko and Tierney. So I think we are alright for fullbacks. I see Wan-Bissaka has been given his opportunity again for Manchester United, he&aposs done nothing wrong. But at the moment I dont think Arsenal will be going down that road.”
Wan-Bissaka could be in-line to start against Arsenal on Sunday, but first faces a trip to former stomping ground Selhurst Park on Wednesday evening.
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