With the Red Devils over the moon after the PSG win and Arsenal in their best moments of the season, top four positions are at stake as the two sides go head to head today.
Date: 10th March 2019
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Time: 17:30PM CET
Man United sealed themselves a place in the Champions League quarter finals on Wednesday, they will try and consolidate their fourth place in the league as they face the Gunners away from home.
As for Arsenal, they were embarrassingly beaten 3-1 in France against Rennes in their Europa League fixture. They were left with a man less as Sokratis was sent off after just 41 minutes.
Arsenal Team News
Unai Emery will have Sokratis available for the match and is likely to start the match in defence together with Koscielny in the middle. On the flanks Monreal and Mustafi could be given a chance from the beginning on the left and right respectively.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 10, 2019
The Spanish manager should select Guendouzi and Xhaka as the two holding midfielders in front of the defence as Torreira who’s out due to suspension.
Then there should be an attacking midfield trio behind a sole striker and this should be made up of Mkhitaryan, Ramsey and Iwobi. At striker position, Lacazette is favourite over Aubameyang who missed a penalty in last week’s North London derby.
Arsenal predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)
Cech; Mustafi, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Iwobi; Lacazette.
Manchester United Team News
Solskjaer has numerous injuries to deal with in his squad but with most of those on the list expected to remain unavailable.
.@RomeluLukaku9 has bagged 15 goals in all comps so far this season…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 10, 2019
In defence, Ashley Young should start at right back position while Luke Shaw is expected to start on the other side on the left. At centre-back positions, Solskjaer will start with Smalling and Lindelof.
After his Champions League suspension, Pogba will return from the start in midfield together with McTominay, Fred and Pereira to form a very strong yet qualitative midfield line.
The two strikers should be man-in-form Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.
Manchester United predicted lineup (4-4-2)
De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, McTominay, Fred, Pereira; Rashford, Lukaku
This will be the 180th time the two meet in the Premier League with the Red Devils ahead in terms of head-to-head encounters with 75 wins compared to the 60 wins for the Gunners.
The other 44 encounters between the two sides ended up in a draw.
Last 5 Matches
In their last five matches in the Premier League, Arsenal have been in very good form, having won against Bournemouth, Southampton and Huddersfield away from home. But lost against Manchester City back in February and drew in their last domestic league match against Tottenham.
As for Solskjaer’s side, they are unbeaten in their last five Premier League fixtures, with four wins and a draw, the wins being against Leicester, Fulham, Crystal Palace and Southampton while the tie coming against arch rivals Liverpool at Anfield.