ARS vs MUN Dream11: Mikel Arteta will be targetting his first win as an Arsenal manager when the Gunners host the rejuvenated Manchester United for a Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium. But it's easier said than done as the Red Devils have found the wings and arrive in this game looking to make a hat-trick of wins.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men recorded wins over Newcastle United and Burnley with the latter a testament of the growing confidence within the team. In fact, United have six wins in the last 8 league games, a run which came at the time when the pressure was mounting on Ole. Following that strong run, the Red Devils climbed up to fifth on the points table, only four points behind Chelsea in fourth place.
Arsenal are under new manager and a long way away from the top-four. As things stand, Gunners are 12th on the points table, 11 points behind the top-four.
Visitors: Manchester United
Competition: Premier League
Match Venue: Emirates Stadium
Match Timing: Thursday, January 02, @01:30 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Arsenal to win: 2.85 (37/20), Probability to happen: 35.09%
Manchester United to win: 2.49 (149/100), Probability to happen: 40.16%
Draw: 3.72 (68/25), Probability to happen: 26.88%
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Arsenal vs Manchester United team news:
Arsenal team news: Injuries are easing up on Arsenal but Mikel Arteta could be without a number of key players for this game.
Rob Holding, Sead Kolasinac, Kieran Tierney, and Calum Chambers all remain on the sideline at the moment and won't be featuring here.
That said, Arsenal could welcome back midfielder Granit Xhaka, who sat out the home loss against Chelsea due to an illness.
Arteta is expected to involve the likes of Hector Bellerin, Gabriel Martinelli, and Dani Ceballos may all return to the squad but Sokratis is a doubt for the game due to a concussion and will be monitored before the game.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 13 Goals.
Alexandre Lacazette: 05 Goals.
David Luiz: 02 Goals.
Likely changes: Nicolas Pepe is yet to start under Mikel Arteta with the Spaniard sticking with Reiss Nelson in the first two matches instead. We might see Pepe here.
Chambers injury means, Shkodran Musrafi may get the nod at the back, provided Sokratis is not fit for the match.
Manchester United team news: United are still without Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot and Scott McTominay at the moment.
Paul Pogba should be fit for the game and may make his first start in three months, while centre-back Eric Bailly is also in contention for the first time this season having recovered from a knee injury.
Manchester United key players:
Marcus Rashford: 12 Goals.
Anthony Martial: 07 Goals.
Daniel James: 03 Goals.
Likely changes: Nemanja Matic may start the game alongside Fred in the midfield due to McTominay's injury. Andres Pereira may get the nod ahead of Jesse Lingard in starting 11.
Arsenal vs Manchester United predicted playing 11:
Arsenal: Bernd Leno (GK), Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, David Luiz, Saka, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Reiss Nelson, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette
Manchester United: David De Gea (GK), Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Mason Greenwood, Andreas Pereira, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial
ARS vs MUN Dream11 teams:
Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno
Defenders: Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, David Luiz
Midfielders: Fred, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira
Strikers: A Martial (VC), Marcus Rashford, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C)