ARS vs MUN Dream11 Prediction : An injury hit Arsenal hunt their first win of the decade under Arteta
Note- After the Team sheets were out, we have made some changes in the team
OUT: S Mustafi, A Pereira, B Saka
IN: A Maitland Niles, Fred, J Lingard
GL Team 1
OUT: R Nelson
IN: A Maitland Niles
GL Team 2
OUT: B Saka
IN: J Lingard
GL Team 3
OUT: J Mata, A Pereira
IN: N Matic, A Wan Bissaka
GL Team 4
OUT: S Mustafi, P Pogba, A Pereira
IN: M Greenwood, Fred, Lindelof
Two old rivals clash on New Year’s day. The heavy weights of the EPL are trying to find their way back; especially the Gunners, who have a marathon to win if they are still aiming a Champions League spot. The hosts are looking to avoid losing five consecutive home matches in all competitions for the first time in their history. United have lost three of their last four away EPL games against Arsenal.
Arteta has already lost a home game against United in the EPL this season; however the Spaniard has certainly brought a lot of improvement in the Gunners since his appointment. Improvement has only been limited to performance as the hosts eye for improvement in result against their arch rivals on New Year’s day. Arsenal begin the decade from the 12th spot in the League, with 11 points behind the Champions League spot and 31 points away from the table toppers.
The 2019-20 season comparatively has been slightly better for the visitors. The away win against their old rivals Manchester City has been the highlight for them this season. United have lost just one game in the EPL since end of November 2019. Its has been a funny season for United so far as they have done well against most of the bigger sides in the EPL and have struggled against weaker opponents.
Injuries: Chambers (leg), Tierney (shoulder), Kolasinac (ankle), Sokratis (head)
Doubtful: Ceballos, Martinelli, Bellerin and Holding
Injuries: Rojo (knock), Bailly (knee), Fosu-Mensah (knee), Tuanzebe (thigh)
Predicted Line Ups
Arsenal: Leno; Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka; Torreira, Xhaka, Ozil, Nelson, Aubameyang and Lacazette.
Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Matic; James, Pogba, Rashford and Martial.
English Premier League 2019-20
Match: Arsenal vs Manchester United
Date & Time: 1st January 2020, Thursday 1:30 AM IST
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
Arsenal: Ozil, Aubameyang and Lacazette
Manchester United: James, Rashford and Martial
ARS vs MUN Dream11 Goalkeeper
In spite of a blunder in the last game which cost Gunners 3 points I have selected Bernd Leno. Leno in his 20 appearances has had 3 clean sheets, made 15 high claims and has completed 530 successful passes. More importantly it’s a home game for Arsenal and Leno’s Dream 11 price is 8.5 Cr as compared to De Gea who is prices 9.0 Cr
ARS vs MUN Dream11 Defenders
I expect goals from both the teams and that’s the main reason why I have selected only three defenders. Saka is once again expected to play in a defensive role for Arsenal and that’s why I have to select Mustafi over Maitland-Niles to manage my budget.
Shkodran Mustafi: Arsenal defense is hit by injuries which allows Mustafi to start against Man United. In his previous three appearances this season in the EPL Mustafi has successfully completed 123 passes and has cleared 9 dangerous attacks from the opposition.
Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof: The other two Man United defenders were Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Since the two centre backs have been in an excellent form and have started in all previous games for Man United; I was forced to select them in my team. Maguire has scored an average of 5.7 Dream 11 points in the past five matches, whereas Lindelof has scored 4.7 Dream 11 points.
ARS vs MUN Dream11 Midfielders
Since I plan to invest heavily on the forwards I am left with only 4 slots in the midfield. I have to manage the remaining seven slots with a credit balance of 66.5 Cr; considering the forwards would cost me 31.5 Cr I have to manage my midfield within 35 Cr.
Mesut Ozil has been rejuvenated under Arteta and it’s just a matter of time before he comes back in form; Ozil is still Arsenal’s best playmaker and is expected to fire when needed the most. Bukayo Saka is an exciting player in spite of featuring in Gunners defensive unit. Saka also helps me in managing my budget as his Dream 11 price is only 8 Cr.
Daniel James and Andreas Pereira have collectively scored 4 goals, assisted 9 goals and have completed 945 passes so far in the EPL this season. James and Pereira offer electric speed while attacking. James has the ability to play on the right or the left wing; he is expected to play the right wingers role which allows Rashford to attack from the left wing.
ARS vs MUN Dream11 Forwards
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been a talismanic figure for Arsenal this season. Aubameyang has scored 13 goals so far in the EPL this season and also scored in the reverse fixture earlier last season at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford is an academy graduate who has scored 12 goals overall this season in the EPL out of which 4 goals have come in United’s away fixtures. No other player has scored more goals for United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Anthony Martial this season has been in top form and also has delivered for the Red Devils. Martial not only is swift while counter attacking for United but also has showcased excellent link play while dropping deep. Martial has scored 7 goals this season out of which 4 goals were scored on away fixtures.
ARS vs MUN Dream 11 Power Players
Since it was a home game for the Gunners Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is my Captain and Marcus Rashford is his deputy in my team. I have selected the two for their goals scoring abilities.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.