Manchester United vs Arsenal Preview, predicted line up and score line by KJ
This is it. This is the biggest game of our season so far. Win it and we are very likely to go on and retain the FA cup, lose however and the whole fan base will be questioning whether the team is truly capable of getting the result against the big boys away from home once again.
Man Utd aren’t playing very well at all. They are picking up points in the league thanks to extreme luck that you’d expect to run out soon. They can barely string passes together and seem extremely disjointed as a team thanks to poor implementation of formation and tactics by Van Gaal.
We aren’t looking too hot either with us struggling massively against QPR at Loftus road and with us in general playing pretty dire football. The only real spark at the moment is Mesut Özil. He’s the only attacking player consistently keeping the game ticking for us. But he can’t do it on his own against a side like Man Utd at Old Trafford. He will need other players to step up and take the pressure off him and to provide the movement that his passing deserves.
Predicted line up:
Bellerin – Mertesacker – Koscielny – Gibbs
Coquelin – Cazorla
Welbeck – Özil – Alexis
Szczesny to start the game providing he’s fully fit.
I expect our back 4 to have Bellerin in it with Welbeck providing defensive cover.
Cazorla to stay in central midfield as I can’t see Ramsey starting the game with no game time under his belt.
Welbeck to start over Chamberlain. He has a lot to prove to the United fans and LVG. He needs to prove to them that he is good enough for Arsenal and therefore more than good enough for United. You’d hope he could do something spectacular like scoring the winning goal.
This is going to be the most difficult game of the season. I can’t see us winning at all but you’d hope we could pull off a 1 -1 and bring the tie to the Emirates.