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How Arsenal could line up against Manchester United

Sports Mole looks at how Arsenal could line up for Sunday's Premier League meeting with Manchester United.

Arsenal face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon sitting two points above their next opponents in the Premier League standings.

Although the Gunners have suffered back-to-back league defeats against Manchester City and Leicester City respectively, nine points have been recorded from their opening half-a-dozen fixtures.

With regular incomings and outgoings in the club's treatment room over the past couple of weeks, Mikel Arteta has a number of selection dilemmas ahead of Sunday's showdown in the North West.

Here, Sports Mole predicts how the North London outfit could line up as they bid to extend their unbeaten streak against United to four matches in all competitions.


Out: Rob Holding (hamstring), Pablo Mari (ankle), Gabriel Martinelli (knee)
Doubtful: David Luiz (thigh), Calum Chambers (lack of fitness)

> Click here for Arsenal's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Having been provided with a second-half run out against Dundalk, Willian is in line to return on the right-hand side of midfield.

With Bukayo Saka also expected to be fit, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be deployed down the middle, leaving Alexandre Lacazette as the odd man out.

If, as expected, David Luiz does not recover from injury in time for Sunday's fixture, Arteta will likely opt for a back four and a three-man midfield.

Shkodran Mustafi would come in for his first Premier League start of the season alongside Gabriel Magalhaes, with Dani Ceballos being used as the most advanced player in the centre of the pitch.

Arteta also has the option of moving Kieran Tierney inside to form a back three, a switch which would see Saka or Ainsley Maitland-Niles used at left wing-back.

Despite closing in on a return after a 10-month layoff, Calum Chambers is unlikely to come into contention until one of the club's upcoming Europa League fixtures.

> Click here to see how Man United could line up for this match

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