Following their emphatic 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup, Arsenal will turn their attention to the Premier League once again when they head to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Monday.
The Gunners, in their last league outing, secured a morale-boosting 3-2 win over Aston Villa and considering that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are far from their best, Arsenal will strive to churn all three points against them.
Arsenal Team News
Emile Smith Rowe suffered a concussion during the game against the Tricky Trees in the Carabao Cup and is expected to be unavailable for the upcoming fixture.
Alexandre Lacazette is nursing an ankle injury and will not be available until October. Konstantinos Mavropanos is set to make his return following his recovery from a groin strain while Hector Bellerin has been ruled out of this game by the manager who will not risk him.
Predicted Arsenal Lineup Vs Manchester United (4-3-3)
Bernd Leno is likely to be summoned to start between the sticks as usual in the Arsenal lineup. He has been in fine form this season and will definitely aim to add a clean sheet to his name against a weakened United attack.
Rob Holding could come back into the Arsenal lineup sooner rather than later but for this match, we might see the continuation of David Luiz who is expected to partner Sokratis in central defence.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles could continue to be kept out of the starting eleven even after serving his suspension by Calum Chambers who has been impressive in his recent outings. Sead Kolasinac should keep his place on the opposite flank.
Given Tierney’s return after such a long injury spell, Emery might not risk him and the same goes for Hector Bellerin.
Unai Emery might opt for Dani Ceballos in the no.10 role given that Mesut Ozil hasn’t started an away game against the top 6 in over a year.
Matteo Guendouzi has been one of the best players for the north London outfit and he is set to start once again. He has secured a pass success rate of 88.3% in the league games and will be instrumental for the Gunners.
Meanwhile, Granit Xhaka could complete the three-man midfield setup in the Arsenal lineup. He has been handed the captain’s armband on a permanent basis and will look to repay the faith.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is almost certain to start up front in the Arsenal lineup. The 30-year-old striker has plundered 6 goals from his 6 league outings so far this campaign.
Summer signing Nicolas Pepe could get the green light to start on the right-wing as his pace and commendable work-ethic will be instrumental for the away side.
Further, blossoming young gun Bukayo Saka is expected to start on the opposite flank. He has already showcased his staggering potential and thoroughly deserves to start. Reiss Nelson is another alternative.