Arsenal, the favorites for this weekend’s big clash at Old Trafford as we look at the predicted line-up and key match details for the Manchester United vs Arsenal FC – EPL 2022-23 match-up.

This game is between two iconic teams in the league who have had a contrasting start to this season. Arsenal have had a dream start to the season with 5 wins in 5 games including 2 clean sheets. Whereas Manchester United have 3 wins in their 5 games.

Fortunately, Manchester United are playing at home, and will be looking to get those important 3 points. After the strong performance against Leicester in the away game just 2 days before this game, the manager and the team will be brimming with confidence. With Eriksen and McTominay controlling the midfield, we are likely to see a counter-attacking with Bruno, Sancho, and Elanga linking up front with Rashford.

On the other hand, after winning 5 of their last 5 games, Arsenal look very confident. Given their form against Manchester United in the last few games, they are looking as the favorites to win this clash at Old Trafford. Arsenal are controlling the midfield well in their games and will stick to their free-flowing passing style against Manchester United.


While Manchester United’s record against Arsenal is better overall, in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in the Premier League, Arsenal have won 3 and Manchester United have won just 1 game.

Overall Games Played: 60 // Manchester United won: 25 // Arsenal won: 17 // Draw: 18

Match Details:

League Type: English Premier League (GW6)

Match Type: Manchester United v/s Arsenal

Stadium: Old Trafford

When: September 4, 9.00 pm IST (3:30 pm GMT)

Squad Details:

Manchester United Squad:

Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Tom Heaton

Defenders: Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Rafael Varane, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Tyrell Malacia, Brandon Williams, Axel Tuanzebe

Midfielders: Bruno Fernandez, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro, Fred, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek, Antony

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial, Anthony Elanga

Manager: Erik ten Hag

Current Form: L L W W W  

Arsenal Squad:

Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Matt Turner

Defenders: Oleksandra Zinchenko, Ben White, Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares, Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Magalhaes, William Saliba, Takehiro Tomiyaso

Midfielders: Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny, Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira, Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Albert Sambi Lokonga

Forwards: Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah

Manager: Mikel Arteta

Current Form: W W W W W

Predicting Line-up for Both Teams

With the team finally back to winning ways, manager Erik ten Hag will want to stick to the same squad to start the game in the 4-2-3-1 formation. We may expect some quick substitutions to make sure that the players are not fatigued having played a game just 48 hours ago.

EPL 2022-23: Manchester United vs Arsenal Predicted Line-up for Manchester United

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

Defence: Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia

Midfield: Jadon Sancho, Anthony Elanga, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandez

Attack: Marcus Rashford

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale along with Bukayo Saka. Whereas Gabriel Martinell and Gabriel Jesus should definitely be starting this game.

EPL 2022-23: Manchester United vs Arsenal Predicted Line-up for Arsenal

Goalkeeper: Aaron Ramsdale

Defence: Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Magalhaes, William Saliba

Midfield: Albert Sambi Lokonga, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli, Granit Xhaka

Attack: Gabriel Jesus

Formation: 4-3-2-1

EPL 2022-23: Manchester United vs Arsenal Fantasy 11

This is going to be an interesting pick with both teams evenly placed for this game. However, with Arsenal being the favorites choosing Aaron Ramsdale would be step 1. Choosing defenders who push forward and can provide assists would be Tyrell Malacia, Diogo Dalot, Kieran Tierney, and Gabriel Magalhaes. 

In the midfield, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandez, and Gabriel Martinelli are no-brainers along with Martin Odegaard and Marcus Rashford. Gabriel Jesus completes the starting XI as the forward for the team.

Goalkeeper: Aaron Ramsdale

Defenders: Tyrell Malacia, Diogo Dalot, Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Magalhaes (in place of Ben White)

Midfielders: Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandez, Gabriel Martinelli, Marcus Rashford, Martin Odegaard

Forwards: Gabriel Jesus

CVC Choice: Gabriel Jesus and Jadon Sancho

Thanks for reading! Which among Arsenal or Manchester United start as the favorite? Please email your thoughts to footbalyticsofficial@gmail.com

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By Ayush

Ayush is an author at Footbalytics. He is an avid football fan. He loves to play and follow the sport, and has been following club football since 2005, and has been playing the fantasy premier league for over 10 years.