Would any Man United stars make it into Arsenal’s XI?

Manchester United play host to Arsenal on Saturday afternoon, so we thought we’d take a look into our opponents squad.

We obviously come into the match in top form, having not lost since the opening weekend of the season, while our rivals are not blessed with much of the same.

The Red Devils come into the game down in sixth place having won only two of their last eight league matches, including three losses, and a win for our side today would build a nine point lead over Jose Mourinho’s side.

With the big match coming up, we thought we’d take a look into our players, and moreso considering which of our rivals players could improve our side.

David De Gea is touted as the best shot-stopper in the Premier League, but his record this season is questionable, and I can’t say I would swap Petr Cech with the Spaniard on ability alone, with De Gea holding the obvious age advantage. No improvement.

There is no defender who I would even consider moving either Laurent Koscielny or Shkodran Mustafi our the way for, although their new signing Eric Bailly is most likely their strongest option. Luke Shaw is full of potential, but Nacho Monreal was probably the best LB in England last term, and deserves his spot. No improvement.

The midfield analysis is a little more tricky. I quite like Ander Herrera, although he rarely gets to see much first-team action. Marouann Fellaini has come under scrutiny but does his job, a role we are well covered in, while Paul Pogba has failed to live up to his price-tag since his emphatic big-money move back to Old Trafford.

Juan Mata and Anthony Martial are exciting players, but as with Jose Mourinho, Wenger has our wide men tracking back, and Iwobi would likely keep the former out of the side. Martial is a top upcoming star, although as United have struggled to find him a regular starting role, we might also find it hard to accommodate him on a permanent basis.

Zlatana the prima donna was a superstar in his time, but his ego would be detrimental on our squad, and his aging legs appear to be struggling somewhat with the power of the Premier League. I would take Marcus Rashford off their hands in a heart-beat however, and believe he is being wasted at present.

Which Man United players do you think could improve our starting line-up?

Pat J

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  1. Break-on-through says:

    I’d take Pogba only because of what Arsene said about him, can’t remember what he said but I know he really rates him. Wenger would probably be better for him, he can help players become more creative. Rashford is the one that would suit us right now, he’d add to our first 18 and help make us stronger. I know allot of fans like Martial, in all honesty I’d take Welbeck over Martial, he has time on his side but Welbz is sill young too, at this moment Welbz is twice the player AM is.

  2. Twig says:

    Pogba vs Ramsey
    Ibrahimovic vs Giroud
    Martial vs Oxlade-Chamberlain
    Rashford vs Iwobi
    Herrera vs Elneny
    De Gea vs Cech
    Mata vs Cazorla
    Mourinho vs Wenger

    1. Wilshegz says:

      Giroud,Ramsey,Elneny,Ox are not in our starting XI

      1. Twig says:

        Giroud and Ramsey are just returning from injury. Everyone knows when fully fit, Wenger will start them 😀

  3. Wilshegz says:

    Only Blind over Monreal in LB
    Martial over Iwobi in LW. ..

  4. Wayne Barker says:

    Cech ovet DE gea! this shows how shallow we arsenal fans are. Any day DE gea. Also pogba any day over xhaka or elneny or Ramsey. Rashford, martial luke shaw Herrera blind are also capable of replacing our players. But if we just want a biased opinion with arsenal glasses then DE gea pogba and rashford.

    1. Wilshegz says:

      u ll take Rashford over Alexis upfront? Pogba over Cazorla? again Santi gets tooo underrated.
      Herrera over Xhaka? or Cazorla?

      DeGea might be good, but his good games gets so hyped up n his bad games swept under the carpet. case for xample is the Liverpool game where he made a couple of good saves Pickford has made all season, n he gets hyped as the best in the world by media.
      meanwhile a game b4 that he caused Stoke’s equaliser n 2 weeks after he could have done better against Fenerbache.
      … u talk about Cech like he is Szczesny

  5. GoonAR says:

    Just Pogba and De Gea for me. Not so sold on Zlatan, Mata, Martial as being better options than what we have in our starting eleven.

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