Potential Lineups: Manchester United vs Arsenal

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil in action with Manchester United's Anthony Martial.

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The two giants meet yet again, and Old Trafford will be hoping that their side is able to secure a victory and mark an almost flawless run of games against the top 6 teams this season.

Arsenal will be concerned with the European game that is daunting them, what with their first leg ending in a 1-1 draw. As of such, Wenger’s last encounter against Mourinho will have to have the balance of not losing against a rival, and at the same time, maintaining a squad that is prioritized for Europa League glory.

Entertainment is assured; let’s have a look at how the two sides may lineup going into the fixture:

Manchester United

Having secured an FA Cup final date against Chelsea, United don’t have any other big role to play in the season apart from keeping their second-placed finish firm.

Against Arsenal, Mourinho has the luxury of a fully-fit outfield squad, with Antonio Valencia having recovered from the knock that caused him to be subbed off against Spurs. Romero, though, will still be out recovering.

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Pogba had an impressive showing at Wembley and ought to get a start again. In fact, the entire squad may remain the same knowing Mourinho’s knack for continuity.

Goalkeeper: De Gea

Defenders: Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Young

Midfielders: Herrera, Matic, Pogba

Attackers: Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez

Formation: 4-3-3


Arsenal

Wenger will be eager to end it all on a strong note, but is likely to try and be conservative with some of the first-team regulars, owing to the Spanish trip awaiting them. As of such, cup-tied Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a guaranteed start.

In terms of injuries, the Gunners will still miss out on Cazorla and Mohamed Elneny. Mkhitaryan, who has just recovered from his knee injury, is still doubtful for the game against his former club, but could still provide a cameo role.

Arsenal are also facing a bitter run of luck when it comes to away games, and will be hoping that the streak of losses doesn’t hit 6 at Old Trafford of all places.

Goalkeeper: Cech

Defenders: Chambers, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac

Midfielders: Willock, Xhaka, Welbeck, Iwobi, Nelson

Striker: Aubameyang

Formation: 4-2-3-1

 

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