Manchester United at Arsenal, for Premier League title implications- this is how it should be. And this is how it used to be. Just last season, we were talking about how whenever these two sides get together, it is a reminder of glory days long past, for both clubs.
Well, it looks like the good days might be here again, both in North London, and on the outskirts of Manchester. Let’s look at what kind of lineup manager Erik ten Hag will select here, as he strives to cut the gap between his side and the Gunners.
Arsenal FC vs Manchester United FYIs
Kick Off: Sun Jan 22, 4:30 GMT, The Emirates
Starting XI Predictions: Man United Arsenal
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Google Result Probability: Arsenal 52% Draw 25% Man United 23%
PL Position, Form Guide: Arsenal 1st, 47 pts WDWWW United 3rd, 39 pts DWWWW
Casemiro is suspended, so Fred will have to slot in. Otherwise it is pretty straightforward and clear as to who should start. Unless you’re Luke Shaw, who is the odd man out of the starting XI that we made here.
Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Arsenal FC
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Fred, McTominay, Eriksen; Fernandes, Antony, Rashford
Arsenal 2, Man United 1
Looks like the Gunners will get revenge for the reverse fixture earlier this season.
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