Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction at Manchester United

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And so the era of Granit Xhaka captaincy at Arsenal begins Monday night when the Gunners travel to Manchester United. The results are in, via a squad vote, and the midfielder will be the head of the captaincy group. No doubt this is going to polarize opinion within the Arsenal fan base, a supporter group that has been very passionate in public lately.

Manager Unai Emery has said that the wearer of the captain’s arm band won’t necessarily be granted an automatic place in the first team. Minutes must be earned, but for our prediction purposes here, we slotted in Xhaka in the first 11.

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Arsenal come into this one sitting in fourth place, and given how things have been at the club lately, it has to be the minimum goal for the season. After three straight finishes outside the top four, the North London side desperately needs to get back into Europe and this is definitely the time to make the move to do so.

Both their biggest rivals are reeling right now. Tottenham Hotspur are off to a very slow start and Chelsea are rebuilding and retooling.

Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction at Manchester United

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang      Nicolas Pepe

  Dani Ceballos

Lucas Torreira      Granit Xhaka       Matteo Guendouzi

Sead Kolasinac   David Luiz    Sokratis  Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Bern Leno

unai emery

Arsenal at Manchester United FYIs

Google’s result probability: 40% United win, 27% draw, 33% Gunners victory

Odds via Betway: United win at 11/8, draw 12/5, Arsenal win 19/10

Team news: Arsenal    Manchester United

United starting XI prediction: go to this link

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  1. unai need to bring w zaha and sold ozil out

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