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For their next Premier League fixture, Mikel Arteta’s side travel to Old Trafford, so let’s take a look at our Arsenal predicted lineup vs Manchester United.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal is substituted on for David Luiz of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020. (Photo by Will Oliver - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal is substituted on for David Luiz of Arsenal on October 25, 2020. Given the defensive injuries, Mustafi makes our Arsenal predicted lineup vs Manchester United (Photo by Will Oliver – Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal are on a poor run in the Premier League after a strong start, losing three of their last four matches and if you check this page you might be able to win money to offset any on-pitch disappointment. Two defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City were perhaps understandable, but the Leicester City loss was much more frustrating.

Unfortunately, the fixture list isn’t getting easier right now, with another big-six away trip coming up this weekend. Arsenal need to try and get back on track away to Manchester United, who have started almost as poorly in fairness, and sit two points lower in the table (from one game fewer).

Let’s run through our Arsenal predicted lineup vs Manchester United.

Goalkeeper

Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno saves a shot from Liverpool's Portuguese striker Diogo Jota during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 1, 2020. (Photo by Peter Byrne / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by PETER BYRNE/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s German goalkeeper Bernd Leno saves a shot from Liverpool’s Portuguese striker Diogo Jota on October 1, 2020. (Photo by PETER BYRNE/AFP via Getty Images)

Bernd Leno will start and continue his run in the team, effectively taking on the full-time number one spot after Emi Martinez’s departure. Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson will make the bench.

Defence

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Gabriel of Arsenal holds off Enda Stevens of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 04, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Gabriel of Arsenal holds off Enda Stevens of Sheffield United on October 04, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth – Pool/Getty Images)

There really aren’t many options here. Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerín should start because they’re clearly the best two full-backs at Arteta’s disposal. Gabriel Magalhaes and Shkodran Mustafi should make the lineup too because they’re basically the only centre-backs available.

Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers, David Luiz, and Rob Holding are all recovering from injury problems. Sokratis Papastathopoulos is ineligible for Premier League action. I just don’t see William Saliba making his debut away to Manchester United, despite his availability.

Midfield

VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Thomas Partey of Arsenal controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Rapid Wien and Arsenal FC at Allianz Stadion on October 22, 2020 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Chris Hofer/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Thomas Partey of Arsenal controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match on October 22, 2020. (Photo by Chris Hofer/Getty Images)

For now, based on the game against Leicester City, it looks like Arteta’s first-choice midfield is Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos and Thomas Partey.

Personally, I would prefer to play Partey in the deep central role, Ceballos on the right to support the winger and the full-back, with Bukayo Saka on the left. But with the injury concern to Saka, that may not be a possibility even if Arteta agreed with me.

So the likes of Mohamed Elneny and Joe Willock will drop to the bench, whilst Mesut Özil is ineligible given he wasn’t on Arsenal’s Premier League squad, as we know.

Forwards

Leicester City's English defender James Justin (R) vies with Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 25, 2020. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/IKIMAGES/AFP via Getty Images)
Leicester City’s English defender James Justin (R) vies with Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on October 25, 2020. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/IKIMAGES/AFP via Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are almost certain to start. Frustratingly, Arteta still doesn’t seem to want to consider any lineup where Aubameyang plays down the middle.

We’re predicting Willian to start at the time of writing, though if he starts against Dundalk on Thursday, Nicolas Pépé may take his place instead. Assuming Saka isn’t back in time, the player who starts on Sunday will probably just be the player that didn’t start on Thursday.

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Manchester United

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