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
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)
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
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
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
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
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