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Arsenal v Manchester United: Preview, Predicted XI, Team News | FA Cup 2018/2019

Rishi Kataria
1.93K   //    24 Jan 2019, 23:17 IST

The clash between Manchester United and Arsenal will be worth watching
The clash between Manchester United and Arsenal will be worth watching

Arsenal will face Manchester United when the Red Devils travel to Emirates in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday.

The tie against Gunners will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's second stern test since taking the job of caretaker manager for Red Devils. Whereas, Arsenal go into the game confident after defeating Chelsea 2-0 in the Premier League last week

Manchester United are playing an attacking brand of football under Solskjaer and the results clearly show the impact Norweigan legend is having on the United squad. Under Solskjaer, United have won all of their seven fixtures including the one against Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal, on the other hand, are in transition phase under new manager Unai Emery. Arsenal have been inconsistent over the past few weeks. The win last week over Chelsea is the clear indicator that United will have to be at their very best to win the knockout tie.

Let us take a look at team news and predicted XI for the FA Cup tie.

Team news


Gunners will be without Danny Welbeck and Henrikh Mkhitaryan due to ankle and foot injury respectively. Another important player Hector Bellerin will miss the tie due to a knee injury which has almost ended his season.

Arsenal have been struggling of late due to their defensive frailties which can be a real threat to their chances of progressing further in the FA Cup.

Manchester United


Solskjaer will be without Marouane Fellaini, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo who were all missing for United's win over Brighton last week. Alexis Sanchez is fit to face his former club who has not featured since their 2-0 win over Reading in the previous round.

Sergio Romero will start instead of De Gea as the Spaniard has not travelled to London,

Probable line-ups

Arsenal: Cech; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Koscielny, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Torreira, Guendouzi, Ramsey; Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Manchester United: SeRomero; Young, Lindelof, Jones, Dalot; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Sanchez, Rashford, Martial.