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

Manchester United host Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday in what will be Arsene Wenger's 58th and final time in the Arsenal dugout at Old Trafford. The Gunners may rest a number of key individuals after Thursday night's Europa League semi-final with Atletico Madrid and with next week's return trip to Spain also in mind, Wenger may name a slightly weakened side.

He will of course also want to go out on a high against nemesis Jose Mourinho, which may temper any aspirations of doing so against the hosts, who themselves are looking to cement their place in the top two.

Here is the strongest potential lineup Wenger could name on Sunday at Old Trafford:


  • Cech

​After David Ospina kept his place for Arsenal's midweek game against Atletico Madrid, Petr Cech is expected to return in goal on Sunday.


  • Bellerin
  • Mustafi
  • Chambers
  • Kolašinac

​Tired legs could be a factor for the visitors just three days removed from Thursday night's exploits which could see some changes in the back line. Both Hector Bellerin and Shkodran Mustafi should remain in the XI, but with Laurent Koscielny still managing an achilles problem, Calum Chambers may come in. 

Nacho Monreal also played the full 90 minutes against Los Coloncheros, so Sead Kolasinac may get a run out at left-back.


  • Xhaka
  • Wilshere
  • Ramsey
  • Özil
  • Aubameyang

​With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fresh having been cup-tied against Atletico, the Gabonese striker may take up a spot on the left wing, having been used there with success against both West Ham United and Southampton in the last two league games. 

Mesut Ozil may get a rest but more likely will start, whilst there are similar questions of Granit Xhaka, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey regarding fitness.


  • Lacazette

​Should Alexandre Lacazette sit out the trip to Old Trafford, Aubameyang is poised to take the Frenchman's role up front. However, after Wenger's comments about building a solid and consistent XI for Europe, he could again stick with his compatriot in a lone striker role ahead of both Ramsey, Ozil and Aubameyang himself.