MUN vs ARS Dream11: Arsenal makes the trip up north to take on Manchester United in the English Premier League. Manchester United seem to have turned a corner after the humiliating defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. They have since beaten Newcastle, Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig, scoring 11 goals and conceding just twice. They also played out a draw against Chelsea which they feel they should’ve done better in. Whereas the opposite seems to have happened with Arsenal as their hard-work at the beginning of the season has been undone with 3 losses in their last 4 league games. However, their defeats have come to tougher opponents like Liverpool and Manchester City.
Manchester United vs Arsenal, English Premier League
1st November, 10 pm (IST)
Old Trafford, Manchester
MUN – LWWDW
ARS – WLWLW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Arsenal have the slight upper hand in this fixture winning 2 while Manchester United have just 1 win, with two draws being played out.
Last meeting: Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United (English Premier League, 1st January 2020)
Live Streaming: Star Sports Select Network, Disney + Hotstar
A) Manchester United Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones are all long-term injuries and will not be able to feature in any capacity against Arsenal. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Alex Telles has tested positive for Covid-19 and remains ruled out. Anthony Martial is suspended and will not be able to play either.
Doubtful starters: United have no doubtful players to worry about.
Expected changes: A well-rotated side defeated RB Leipzig in midfield has raised some uncertainty on the predicted lineup. Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford only started on the bench in midweek which suggests they will be starting against Arsenal. Paul Pogba’s excellent display against Leipzig ensures a starting spot for him as well which means that Donny van de Beek will miss out. It also remains to be seen if Edinson Cavani gets his first start in a United shirt.
MUN Playing 11 (probable):
David de Gea (GK)
B) Arsenal Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari and Rob Holding are confirmed absentees and will not be able to feature in the MUN vs ARS Dream11 Prediction game. David Luiz picked up an injury against Leicester and missed the game against Dundalk and will be ruled out of this fixture too.
Doubtful: Mikel Arteta has no doubtful players in his side.
Expected changes: Alexander Lacazette might get dropped or this fixture owing to consecutive poor performances. Nicolas Pepe might take his place after a strong display against Dundalk. Shkodran Mustafi is likely to replace David Luiz in defence. Mikel Arteta will most probably opt for a back three and try to hit United on the counter-attack which will see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang start in his preferred central spot.
ARS Playing 11 (probable):
Bernd Leno (GK)
Coral and Betway are both offering odds of 2.00 on a Manchester United win and 3.50 on an Arsenal win. Based on current form, the Red Devils are the favourites but the stats behind this game is staggering. The last time Manchester United beat Arsenal in the Premier League was all the way back in April of 2018 whereas Arsenal has not beaten Manchester United at home since 2006. Arsenal has also not beaten a top 6 side away from home since 2015 but the Gunners have often been a thorn in Manchester United’s side for a long time now. Arsenal should be happy with a point but nothing but a point will do for United in MUN vs ARS Today Match Prediction.
MUN vs ARS Dream11 Teams, Captain options, Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Bruno Fernandes – The highest chance creator in the Premier League so far this season, Bruno Fernandes has been excellent for Manchester United ever since he signed in January. He has 4 goals and 3 assists in just 6 starts this season while also creating 20 chances and providing 18 key passes so far. He is also the first-choice penalty taker for Manchester United.
Marcus Rashford – Marcus Rashford has had an excellent start to the season with 7 goals and 2 assists in just 6 starts this season. He also came off the bench and scored an impressive hattrick against RB Leipzig. Rashford burst onto the global scene with a brace against Arsenal back in 2016 and will hope for a repeat this season.
Paul Pogba – Paul Pogba is yet to get off the mark in terms of goals and assists in the Premier League but has been very impressive in the Champions League, assisting the winner against Paris-Saint Germain and the opening goals against RB Leipzig. In the Premier League, despite not getting a goal or assist, he has completed 9 dribbles in 3 starts and succeeded 5 tackles so far.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Aubameyang has a looked a little coy since he signed his new contract but regardless, he still remains Arsenal’s main man with 3 goals and 1 assist in all competitions this season. He has also scored 3 goals in 6 appearances against Manchester United. With an 86% shot on target rate and 7 key passes and 8 chances created, Aubameyang will look to change Arsenal’s fortunes today.
Nicolas Pepe – The big-money signing from Lille, Pepe picked up a goal and 2 assists in all competitions this season despite the limited game time. He also has a goal and an assist in his last two starts for the club. In just 200 minutes of Premier League football, he has completed 3 dribbles, 1 accurate cross and 2 shots on target.
Bukayo Saka – The youngster has done very well since his debut at Arsenal and has picked up a goal and an assist this season. He usually plays all over the left-flank and has a pass accuracy of 80% and has succeeded 12 dribbles so far. His relentless nature will make it difficult for Manchester United on the left-hand side.
Differential picks –
Edinson Cavani – Edinson Cavani is yet to start of United but both his substitute appearances showed great promise and is likely to get the start against Arsenal. But with 200 goals and 43 assists for Paris Saint-Germain, he is guaranteed to make an impact on the side. Cavani has won numerous trophies as well and his experience can be crucial against Arsenal.
Granit Xhaka – Xhaka has had a bittersweet time at Arsenal so far but it has been all sweet under Mikel Arteta. With a passing accuracy of 89%, the Swiss international puts in an amazing defensive shift as well with 13 clearances and 6 interceptions in the Premier League so far. He will also fancy a shot from range against the Manchester United defence.