Picking the Best Potential Arsenal Lineup to Face Manchester United on Saturday

Arsenal will play host to Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday after an encouraging 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield. With Liverpool sitting just two points off Arsene Wenger's side, the Gunners will need at least a point to stay within the top four.


Here is Arsenal's best potential lineup for the fixture.

Goalkeeper

  • Cech
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​Despite a number of shaky performances in recent years, Petr Cech remains Arsenal's number one choice in goal.

Defence

  • Mustafi
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  • Koscielny
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  • Monreal
    Monreal18

Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal are likely to be reinstated in Arsene Wenger's back line after Arsenal kept a clean sheet in their 5-0 drubbing of Huddersfield on Wednesday.


However, the trio will need to be wary of the United attackers Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial getting in behind.

Midfield

  • Bellerin
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  • Xhaka
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  • Ramsey
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  • Kolašinac
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Hector Bellerin has impressed in the wing-back role with the Spaniard being afforded more freedom to utilise his pace in attack. Sead Kolasinac's recent fine form will see him start on the opposite flank.


Granit Xhaka is likely to partner Aaron Ramsey in the centre of midfield after impressing against Huddersfield.

Forwards

  • Özil
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  • Alexis
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  • Welbeck
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Despite rumours linking the German with a move to Old Trafford, expect Mesut Ozil to line up on the right-hand side of Arsenal's frontline in a free-role. On the left, Danny Welbeck's industry and goalscoring ability may come in handy against his former side.


And in the absence of striker Alexandre Lacazette, Wenger will rely upon Alexis Sanchez to lead the line against United.

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