Premier League, Manchester United vs Arsenal: Preview, Dream11 and stats
Manchester United face Arsenal in gameweek seven of the Premier League 2020-21 season on Sunday. Both sides are in search of victories, with United claiming seven points so far from five matches and Arsenal collecting nine from six. United's form after the international break has been strong and they will want to build on the same. Here we present the match preview.
A close encounter on the cards
United have earned two clean sheets across competitions and the target will be to get another one. Fred has been excellent in mid-field, with Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford impressing as well. United will need to be compact against Mikel Arteta's Arsenal. Meanwhile, the Gunners will hope that the forward line fires against United. They need more creativity as well.
Man United vs Arsenal: Team news and selection
For United, Alex Telles is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19. Anthony Martial is set to serve the last of his three-match suspension. Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly remain sidelined. Arsenal have defensive headaches and the latest to join the injury list is David Luiz.
Predicted line-ups, Dream11 team prediction, timing, TV listing and venue
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani. Arsenal (3-4-3): Leno; Mustafi, Gabriel, Tierney; Bellerin, Partey, Xhaka, Saka; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang. Dream11 team prediction: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Fred; Willian, Fernandes, Rashford (c); Aubameyang (vc). Timing: 10:00 PM IST on Sunday. Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester. Telecast: Star Sports Network and Hotstar (paid subscription).
A look at the major stats ahead of the match
United are winless in the past four league meetings with Arsenal (D2 L2). However, they are unbeaten in 13 home league games against Arsenal. United are winless in their three opening Premier League home games this season (D1 L2). The Gunners could lose three league games in a row for the first time under Arteta. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hasn't scored in five successive league matches.
Special moment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
This will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 100th game in charge of Manchester United. He has won 55 games so far. besides drawing 21 times and losing on 23 occasions. He has a win percentage of 55.56.