Predicted Arsenal line-up to play Manchester United: Big call for Wenger up front

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Here is how we predict Manchester United and Arsenal will line up this weekend:

To be played on Sunday 28th February 2016 at 14:05. Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Odds: Man Utd 21/10, Draw 9/4, Arsenal 7/5

Manchester United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on Sunday for a huge Premier League encounter.

It may not be a title decider like many before it, but both sides will be desperate to win this one for different reasons.

Arsenal are currently third in the table, two points behind leaders Leicester City with 12 matches remaining, so they will not want to drop points with Spurs ahead of them on goal-difference and Manchester City hot on their heels.

As for United they are fifth, a full six points behind City and the final Champions League qualifying place for next season, so they have to start winning matches on a consistent basis or kiss goodbye to that route into Europe.

In early team news, Arsenal are without Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla, and they have minor doubts relating to Gabriel Paulista and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, although both are rated at 75 per cent to be fit.

United’s injury woes are beginning to ease but they are still without Wayne Rooney, Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ashley Young.

With all that in mind here is how we expect the two sides to line up on Sunday:

Man Utd predicted lineup

  • David de Gea
  • Daley Blind
  • Chris Smalling
  • Guillermo Varela
  • Michael Carrick
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Juan Mata
  • Joe Riley
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Memphis Depay
  • Marcus Rashford

Arsenal predicted lineup

  • Petr Cech
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mesut Özil
  • Alexis Sánchez
  • Theo Walcott
  • Danny Welbeck

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