Arsenal vs Manchester United are set to clash in an enticing preseason friendly during their USA tour at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Both teams have enjoyed positive starts to their summer schedules, with United securing wins against Leeds United and Lyon, while Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal dominated an MLS All-Star team with a resounding 5-0 victory on July 20.
This match represents the next phase
This match represents the next phase of preseason preparations for Arteta and his counterpart Erik ten Hag, with both managers aiming for a strong start to the 2023/24 campaign. Arteta’s squad has been boosted by the recent arrivals of Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, and Jurrien Timber, all of whom feature in the starting lineup. On the other hand, United’s new goalkeeper, Andre Onana, is yet to join the squad due to extended transfer talks.
Here are the starting
Arsenal vs Manchester United
Here are the starting lineups for both teams ahead of their clash at MetLife Stadium on July 22:
Arsenal Starting XI (4-3-3, right to left):
1. Aaron Ramsdale (GK)
2. Jurrien Timber
3. William Saliba
5. Takehiro Tomiyasu
6. Martin Odegaard
7. Declan Rice
8. Kai Havertz
9. Bukayo Saka
10. Eddie Nketiah
11. Gabriel Martinelli
Substitutes (16): Alex Runarsson (GK), Karl Hein (GK), Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney, Jakub Kiwior, Ben White, Auston Trusty, Amario Cozier-Duberry, Fabio Vieira, Thomas Partey, Jorginho, Emile Smith Rowe, Leandro Trossard, Folarin Balogun, Marquinhos, Gabriel Jesus.
Injured: Albert Sambi Lokonga, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Reiss Nelson Suspended: None
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made changes at both fullback positions and in the midfield three. Declan Rice and Kai Havertz get the nod alongside captain Martin Odegaard, who started on the bench in the previous game. Leandro Trossard, who faced injury concerns against the MLS All-Stars, has returned to training.
Manchester United Starting XI (4-3-3, right to left): 22. Tom Heaton (GK)
29. Aaron Wan-Bissaka
30. Raphael Varane
31. Lisandro Martinez
32. Luke Shaw
33. Mason Mount
34. Kobbie Mainoo
35. Bruno Fernandes
37. Jadon Sancho
38. Alejandro Garnacho
Substitutes (20): Nathan Bishop (GK), Radek Vitek (GK), Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Alvaro Fernandez, Brandon Williams, Hannibal Mejbri, Casemiro, Amad Diallo, Scott McTominay, Christian Eriksen, Donny van de Beek, Dan Gore, Omari Forson, Facundo Pellistri, Marcus Rashford.
Injured: Anthony Martial, Tyrell Malacia, Rhys Bennett Suspended: None Other: Fred (personal), Andre Onana (recent transfer), Anthony Elanga (impending transfer)
Tom Heaton continues as the No.1 goalkeeper
Arsenal vs Manchester United – Tom Heaton continues as the No.1 goalkeeper until Andre Onana is fully integrated, while Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez feature in defense, with Harry Maguire on the bench. Erik Ten Hag introduces some of his star players after fielding mainly younger talents in the first two preseason friendlies. Anthony Elanga, Andre Onana, and Dean Henderson are not in the squad.
The only players missing from the USA tour are Fred (personal issue), Tyrell Malacia (injury), and 19-year-old center-back Rhys Bennett (injury).