Arsenal v Man United Confirmed Team News & Predicted XI for today’s big game

Arsenal are set to play host to Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium today, with just two confirmed absentees from the squad.

The Gunners remain without both of Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney, who at this point appear unlikely to feature again this season.

The boss claimed that Takehiro Tomiyasu could well be in contention to feature depending on how yesterday’s training session went, although after so long on the sidelines, I wouldn’t be expecting him to play from the start even if fit.

Predicted Arsenal XI:

White Holding Gabriel Tavares
Elneny Xhaka
Martinelli Odegaard Saka

While you could argue whether the side was operating with a back five at times against Chelsea, this was roughly how we lined up against Chelsea to great effect, and after such a strong performance I’m not expecting any changes, nor should he. Tomiyasu’s availability wouldn’t effect my thinking after Wednesday, and I’d simply be telling the team to go out and do exactly as they did in midweek to keep the dream alive.

Man United will be without both Paul Pogba and Fred from midfield, while Edinson Cavani and Luke Shaw are also missing, but they may feel boosted by the returns of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Scott McTominay, and it will be interesting to see how they line up this afternoon.

Rangnick said: “Yeah, we have three players available that were not available at Liverpool. Cristiano is back in training again, Rapha Varane is back in training again and so is Scott McTominay. Those three are available but, on the other hand, Paul Pogba will probably be injured for the rest of the season.”

“Luke Shaw, probably not [play this season], with his bolts and screws being removed from his leg I don’t see him coming back in the next four weeks. Fred, we don’t know. Hopefully he will be an option for the game against Chelsea, but tomorrow no. And Edinson Cavani is training with our physios and coaches but as yet he hasn’t been able to train with the team.”


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  1. I’d drop Nketiah for Martinelli as striker and ESR on the wing.

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see 3 at the back either at some point during the game

  2. Squad rotation must commence,tomi in white out,martinelli in nketiah out but subbed in early around 65th minute.

  3. A win for MANU (my team) today will be a miracle (and a disgrace for the gunners), given the current form of both teams. Miracle better than Disgrace!

  4. Keep the same team that beat Chelsea and do not give free kicks away within 30 yards of goal because of Ronaldo!

  5. U want a player who just scored two goals against Chelsea to be on the bench. Thank God you are not arsenal managers

  6. Have people forgotten our defence was a shambles against Chelsea, it was the fact their defence was even worse, Martinelli not starting is wrong he is a constant threat against Defenders, midfield of Xhaka and Elneny what a poor pairing? This game is on who wants it the most. I hope it is us

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