Mikel Arteta’s & co. will welcome Manchester United at Emirates stadium on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League matchday 34 of the season.
The Gunners heading into the fixture in aiming of build on their impressive 4-2 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in mid-week.
Before trip to Stamford Bridge, Mikel Arteta’s men are struggling in their last three matches, with ended favourite the opponents.
— Arsenal Presser (@APresserV2) April 22, 2022
Crystal Palace, Brighton and Southampton defeat them but delivered impressive performances at Stamford Bridge in mid-week to keep their top-four spot hope alive.
Eddie Nketiah fired the Gunners ahead after a big mistake from Andreas Christensen. Timo Werner deflected strike level it for Chelsea before Emile Smith-Rowe put the Gunners in front again.
Granit Xhaka vs Chelsea(A) 20/4/22pic.twitter.com/h1ig6eBgsA— CK (@CKftbl) April 21, 2022
The first 45 minute ended 2-2 as Cesar Azipilicueta scored Chelsea’s second goal of the night but Mikel Arteta’s men produced another masterful display in second-half of the game as they scored two lovely goals.
Eddie Nketiah scored his second goal of the night to put the Gunners ahead again before Bukayo Saka scored from spot-kick to seal the victory for the north London club.
Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny, Martin Ødegaard Gabriel Magalheas and Nuno Tavares were all impressed at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
Victory at Stamford Bridge, means Mikel Arteta’s side are level points with fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and three above Manchester United, who also determine to end this season in top-four spot.
Now Mikel Arteta’s men switch their focus on today’s clash against the Red Devils, who thrashed by Liverpool in the mid-week.
Arsenal Team News & Tactics
Mikel Arteta will without two first-team players, Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney remains doubt but Takehiro Tomiyasu and Alexandre Lacazette available for the contest after involved in Friday’s training session at Emirates stadium.
Moving on to starting line-up, Mikel Arteta is unlikely to make changes to the team that impressed last term but there’s possiblity for Tomiyasu to back into the first eleven when face United.
There’s no doubt about this, Aaron Ramsdale could start between the sticks while Gabriel Magalheas and Ben White continue partner at the hearts of Arsenal defence.
Rob Holding who has been performer well in the right-back position against Chelsea last Wednesday likely to start again but Mikel Arteta may consider use his first-choice Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Gabriel Magalhães vs Chelsea(A) pic.twitter.com/AbeK9RKFpK— 💫 (@BakeOffAkh) April 22, 2022
Nuno Tavares expected to featured as left-back position following his impressive display against one of the best club in Europe.
Granit Xhaka will be continue in central midfielder, and pivot alongside Mohamed Elneny who showcased series of impressive display against Chelsea in mid-week
Martin Ødegaard will start as No. 10 position for Arsenal while Emile Smith-Rowe and Bukayo Saka will start on left-hand side and right-hand side respectively.
Eddie Nketiah, who bagged brace against Chelsea could lead the line for Arsenal again Alexandre Lacazette could be other opportunities for Mikel Arteta
— CK (@CKftbl) April 21, 2022
Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; Holding, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Elneny, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Smith-Rowe; Nketiah
Full Arsenal squad available for Manchester United
Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo
Defenders: Benjamin White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Nuno Tavares.
Midfielders: Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe.
Forwards: Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette Eddie Nketiah
Mohamed Elneny vs Chelsea (A) pic.twitter.com/0KmpajNt0H— R🅰️ (@lapintcheur) April 21, 2022