Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester United

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Maybe the flipping of the calendar is a great thing for Arsenal FC? 2019 was a disaster under Unai Emery, who was deservedly sacked, and interim manager Freddie Ljungberg couldn’t stop the bleeding. Now Mikel Arteta takes over the shambolic side which is a complete train wreck defensively. He’s the right man for restarting the culture, over time, but supporters will have to be patient.

At least they still have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who continues to be a prolific scorer. The Gunners will host Manchester United on New Year’s Day, in a match-up of two clubs trying to find their way during their rebuilds.

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Let’s take a look at what lineup Arteta might employ for his first team in the Wednesday night clash. The Gunners head into this one sitting 12th, and only six points ahead of the drop zone.

Arsenal FC starting XI Prediction vs Manchester United

Lacazette      Ozil      Aubameyang

     Torreira   Guendouzi   Pepe

    Saka    Luiz     Mustafi    Bellerin

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Manchester United vs Arsenal FC FYIs

Starting XI Predictions:   Manchester United    Arsenal FC

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Kickoff: Wed, Jan 1, 8pm, Emirates Stadium

Google Result Probability: United win 37%, Arsenal win 37%, Draw 26%

Form guide: United WWLDW  Arsenal LDDLW

Odds via Smart bet: United win 2.75, Arsenal win 2.56, Draw 3.75

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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