Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison
(65) 31 Goals 48 (69)
(40) 13 Assists 37 (52)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
32 Average Age 30.5
186.4 Average Height (cm) 181.2
(1) 0.8 Shots pg 1.1 (0.8)
(55%) 58% Aerial Duel Success 42% (47%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.4) 1.2 Tackles pg 1.1 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.
- Manchester United are in terrible shape ahead of Wednesday's welcome of Arsenal, particularly in defence. Jose Mourinho was forced to play Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay at the back against Southampton at the weekend after being left with just one fully fit centre-back.
- Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling both missed out at the weekend through injury and Mourinho will be desperate to recover at least one of them here, particularly as Phil Jones could now also be sidelined. Marcos Rojo made the bench against Southampton but only returned to training at the end of last week and has not featured for United at all this season. Mourinho may have no choice but to risk him in midweek.
- Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian are also doubts, while Ashley Young serves a one-match ban. One of the aforementioned duo may have to play through the pain or Diogo Dalot could be chucked in at the deep end for his full Premier League debut.
- Mourinho was reportedly left reeling from Paul Pogba's performance against Southampton and it would not be a shock if the United manager benched the Frenchman against Arsenal.
- Granit Xhaka is suspended for Arsenal after picking up his fifth booking of the campaign in Sunday's 4-2 win over north London rivals Tottenham. Matteo Guendouzi will push to deputise.
- Mesut Özil did not feature against Tottenham and his relationship with Unai Emery appears under strain. The German playmaker has only featured in one of Arsenal's last five matches.
- Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey will hope to start at Old Trafford after making big impacts from the bench against Tottenham.
- Shkodran Mustafi came off with an injury against Tottenham and his absence would force Arsenal to revert to a four man defence. Laurent Koscielny is not ready to deputise after suffering a setback in his recovery on Tuesday.