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Preview: Arsenal v Man Utd, Team News, Line-Up & Prediction
It’s been another tough week to be an Arsenal fan but we have a great chance to bounce back as Manchester United come to town on Sunday.
The defeat to Olympiakos was hugely disappointing and it’s left us with it all to do in order to make it out of the group stages of the Champions League.
Arsene Wenger has come under a lot of criticism for the loss and rightly so, but it’s time we put it behind us and concentrate on league matters for now.
United are in good form and currently sit top of the table so they’re certainly going to be difficult opposition, but we need to make a statement and this is a great chance to do it.
Cech is expected to be recalled to the starting eleven after being ‘rested’ in midweek. God help Arsene if he keeps Ospina in goal!
Koscielny is set to miss out after suffering a hamstring injury against Olympiakos on Tuesday so Mertesacker should start alongside Gabriel.
Monreal will come back in for Gibbs while Ramsey is likely to start on the right wing after being rested in midweek.
Walcott continued his goal-scoring form against Olympiakos so I’d expect he’ll retain his place up front ahead of Giroud.
As for United, Carrick is back in contention but Shaw and Rojo are still out.
I’m not a fan of Ramsey on the right but Oxlade-Chamberlain has failed to take his chance when played so the Welshman should get the nod against United.
Otherwise, I think the line-up picks itself:
We don’t have a great record against United in recent years but surely our luck has to change? I think this United team will give us opportunities going forward so as long as we can keep things tight at the back, we should have a good chance to edge it.
Arsenal 2-1 Man Utd