Arsenal v Manchester United: Combined XI – A controversial line-up with 5 Man United, 5 Arsenal players
The Barclays Premier League is slowly nearing its crunch time and some big top of the table clashes in the coming weeks will keep all the fans excited. This week, the North London Club Arsenal take on a team who are high on confidence Manchester United, as both teams will be desperate to hand an early set back to their opponents in the race to the top.
Both teams have got some game changing players and one of the best talents in the country.
Let’s take a look at the players that make the combined XI from both the teams.
David de Gea (Manchester United):
De Gea has been the savior for the Red devils on a number of occasions this season. His positional awareness and his reflexes make him one of the best goalkeepers in the world of football. He is also good with his distribution and helps his team build up attacks from the back.
Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
The young Arsenal wing back has been one of the outstanding players for Arsene Wenger. He has shown his solidarity in defense time and time again. He is also full of energy as he often adds to the attacking play of the club. He is a welcome addition for the gunners.
Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
The Tall Centre Back for Arsenal is at times caught out of position but has been effective more often than not. He is very good in breaking up play and his height gives the opponents no chance of winning air balls in the penalty area.
Daley Blind (Manchester United)
Played at the back by the manager, Blind has shown some exceptional awareness at the back as he sticks to his task of not letting his counterparts score. He has been effective in defense for Van Gaal and has been disciplined in most of the matches in this season so far.
Darmian (Manchester United)
A successful summer signing for Van Gaal, Darmian has been one of the strongest links in the United line-up. He has rarely looked like making a mistake at the back and provides the width needed when going forward.
Michael Carrick (Manchester United)
Carrick has been one of the most important players in the United line-up this year. He has excelled in the holding midfielder’s role as he sits back to break up play and set his team on the counters.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
The little Spaniard is always a lively figure in the middle of the field. He often controls the tempo of the game and his trickery around the box sets his team mates up on a regular basis.
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Ozil has shown glimpses of his best form in the recent games but needs to be more consistent. He has the ability to produce a match winning performance on his day and Arsenal will be hoping that he can produce something brilliant and give his team all three points on the day.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
The ex-Barcelona player, Sanchez adapted pretty well to the Premier League and is growing in confidence match by match. His moment and pace have troubled almost every team he has played against. He might prove to be a handful on the day for the Red Devils.
Juan Mata (Manchester United)
Mata has been one of the best players in attack for United this season. He looks like making things happen whenever he is on the ball. He is a quick thinking player, whom most defenders hate defending against.
Anthony Martial (Manchester United)
The record-breaking summer signing, Martial has been a revelation for Manchester United. He has had a great start to his career and will lead the line against Arsenal on Sunday. He has provided to an extent the spark that was missing in United game last season.
Leave your combined XI in the comments section if you think any player deserves a place in this squad.
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