Manchester United lock horns with Arsenal at Old Trafford - get Premier League 2021-22 fantasy tips
Manchester United (MUN) host age-old rivals Arsenal (ARS) in Matchday 14 of the Premier League 2021-22 season on Friday, December 3. The match will kick off at 1:45 AM IST.
MUN vs ARS Dream11 prediction
Since the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils have secured two positive results, having beaten Villareal 2-0 in the Champions League and later played out a 1-1 draw against table-toppers Chelsea in the Premier League. While Ralf Rangnick has been appointed as the interim manager, he won’t be available to take charge owing to work permit issues and Michael Carrick is set to take charge for the high-profile clash.
On the other hand, Arsenal bounced back strongly from their defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League as the Gunners defeated Newcastle United 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.
With 23 points from 13 matches, Mikel Arteta’s side is currently placed fifth in the standings and are five points clear of eighth-placed United.
However, Manchester United have a superior head-to-head record against Arsenal in the Premier League, winning 24 of the 58 matches played between these two clubs. Arsenal have claimed 16 victories while 18 matches have ended in draws.
Interestingly, Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six Premier League meetings with Manchester United and have not conceded a goal to United since September 2019.
Since it is going to be a massive clash with respect to the Premier League standings, a draw seems to be the most likely outcome on Friday.
MUN vs ARS Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to return to the starting XI after coming on from the bench against Chelsea on Sunday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored four goals and bagged two assists in 10 league matches so far. Having suffered a slight dip in form, Ronaldo will look to get back to his goal-scoring ways in the Premier League against Arsenal at Old Trafford.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Emile Smith Rowe has been one of the standout players for Arsenal this season. The 21-year-old has bagged five goals in 15 matches across competitions, helping Arsenal find form. The England international has already accumulated 62 fantasy points this season and will be a valuable addition to any fantasy team.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Arsenal’s Gabriel has formed a formidable centre-back partnership with Ben White at the heart of defence. The 23-year-old Brazilian has impressed in the ongoing Premier League season since returning from an injury. He will play an important role for the Gunners against Manchester United and is expected to add to his 54 fantasy points on Wednesday.
For the goalkeeper spot, United’s David de Gea will be the overwhelming choice over Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal. The Red Devils have already conceded 22 goals in 13 Premier League matches this season and it could have been worse if not for de Gea. The Spaniard has made some incredible saves in Premier League 2021-22 to keep United in the game and David de Gea is expected to be under the pump against a confident Arsenal forward line, meaning he’ll be among the saves which in turn translates to fantasy points.
MUN vs ARS probable playing XI
MUN playing XI (probable): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Alex Telles; Nemanja Matic, Fred, Scott McTominay; Bruno Fernandes; Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo
ARS playing XI (probable): Aaron Ramsdale; Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel, Nuno Tavares; Thomas Partey, Albert Sambi Lokonga; Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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