My Preferred Arsenal Team To Play Manchester United

By on November 8, 2013

Arsenal end a huge week with a trip to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford this Sunday.

The boss confirmed at his press conference on Friday that both Mathieu Flamini and Jack Wilshere will undergo late checks to see if they will make the trip north.

Wilshere has missed the last two games with an ankle injury that he picked up in training last week but he was back on the training pitch today and an assessment will be made over his availability before we set off for Manchester tomorrow.

Flamini has missed the last three games with a groin injury that he suffered against Crystal Palace two weeks ago, but he trained today and Arsene Wenger is confident he’ll be fit to play so I’d like to see him straight back into the midfield.

While we’ve beaten both Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund without him, I still think we’ve missed his tenacity in the middle of the park and he’ll be a huge asset in trying to stop Rooney on Sunday, so I say get him back in the team if he’s fit.

Flamini’s return would most likely mean moving Aaron Ramsey out to the wing, as the boss was doing before the Frenchman got injured. Wenger seemed to be favouring the Flamini-Arteta axis in midfield so I think we’ll see it again this weekend.

Tomas Rosicky was excellent in midweek but we simply can’t drop Ramsey, Ozil or Cazorla, so the Czech international may have to make-do with a place on the bench this weekend.

Here’s the team I’d go with:

What do you think of my line-up? What would your’s be?


  1. Ross

    November 8, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    For me, Wilshere doesn’t make the starting 11. Not that long ago Wilshere and Walcott were guaranteed starters, now look..

    • pj

      November 8, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Hi Fella’s
      For me rosicky has been the most important for us ful stop
      I fancy a big result against man u
      regards PJ

  2. machainyo

    November 8, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    sagna big per koscienly gibbs
    flamini arteta
    rosicky ozil carzola
    magician ramsey in second half

  3. Mebratu

    November 8, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Just change Arteta with Flamine so he could have rest. Besides we will not go there to defend

  4. alan

    November 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    i would start the same team but would swap ramsey with ozil, play ozil on the right and ramsey in the middle

  5. Grant Kambaya

    November 8, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Flamini, Artata, Ozil, Ramsey, Cazorla and Giroud. That will see Man U off on Sunday.

    • Alex milimo

      November 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      Let Arteta,Flamini,Carzola,Ramsey and Ozil control the mid Giroud upfront then Sagna,Gibbs,per n Kos on defence.It wil be done.

  6. cissekay

    November 8, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    i prefered diz- szeny,sagna,big fam,kosyeny,gibbz,flamini,arteta.ozil,casolar,ramsy,giroud nd rosyki 4 ramsy

  7. Sunbo Ojo

    November 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I prefer Ozil, Rosicky,Flamini,Cazorla,Ramsey and Giroud so wishere and Arteta can settle for 2nd half. Up gunners

  8. gunner

    November 8, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Arteta will find it difficult once walcott returns

  9. chiboy

    November 8, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I agree wid u alan, we cnt affrd to move our real threat to goal in a huge mtch lyk dis…nd by d way we need d flateta pivot to mark out rip…rvp nd rooney!!!

  10. Abba Fidelis

    November 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Check this out boys!

    De gea

    Vidic Evans

    Raphael Evra

    Carrick Cleverly

    Valecia Rooney Nani


    Still the most dangerous squad in the premiership! Isn’t it? Lol

    • jrjrjrmrmmr

      November 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Until u get to ” Carrick Cleverly

  11. jeremy

    November 8, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Arsenal are in a good form now but that shuld nt gv u guys the zell to underate d Great Man u. man u will beat arsenal on Sunday and it must be a humilated defeat

    • Nrml

      November 9, 2013 at 4:44 am

      why are u here?
      what does ‘zell’ mean?

      answer these simple questions and then u can f*ck off.. politely..

  12. Twivil

    November 8, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Cazorla is a second half player as a replacement for Thomas. I would also bench Arteta for this game and bring him on if needed in the second half. We need legs against Manure.

  13. Uzor

    November 9, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Spot on in your preferred Line-up. U stole what was on ♍Ɣ mind *smiles*

  14. Gab

    November 9, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Monreal for Gibbs & Flamini for Tomas.

  15. P

    November 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

    As it was for last two games. Flamiini on bench

  16. Disco Stu

    November 9, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Ramsey has to play central for me and Rosicky is really important to the way we play… Think Wenger might opt for double protection in midfield and play Flamini and Arteta with Ramsey on the right… We’ll lose some of our fluidity but should be more solid defensively. Personally I go with the line up below, I think we’d dominate their midfield with that, and they’d barely get a sniff. I want to see DOMINATION!!!


    Sagna…. Koz….. Mert….. Gibbs

    …….Flamini……. Ramsey


    ..Rosicky…. Giroud…. Cazorla

  17. hagos

    November 9, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Ozil did better sofar on z right wing so i would prefer him to play on that position and ramsey infront of arteta and flamini.

  18. jrjrjrmrmmr

    November 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm


  19. john

    November 9, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I think the team that beat Liverpool and Dortmund is our best team out there, if its whats giving us results lets stick to it. I think every player has been extremely important. Arteta has been excellent and Rosicky has been my man of the match for so many games. For now, I say the best thing to do is to play that team that. Although flamini brings something extra, I think for tomorrows games we should just stick to what has been working for us.

  20. kendo

    November 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    wow i dont knw hu we shud play against man u coz all u guys hv posted can get us wat we want so it only depends on their cofidence

  21. richard in spain

    November 10, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I agree with the selection of players,but is that the preferred line up or the line up we have available?

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