The Dutch midfielder misses what would have been his first taste of a North London derby after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season at Old Trafford last weekend.
Otherwise it's good news on the injury front
Head Coach Martin said at Thursday's media briefings that both Anthony Gardner and Wayne Routledge are progressing well. Noe Pamarot also played 45 minutes of a privare friendly at Ipswich Town on Tuesday.
We'll have full team news tomorrow...
Martin Jol reports no fresh injuries as we prepare for Saturday's clash against Arsenal - although he loses Edgar Davids to suspension.