Combined XI: How many Man Utd players make it into Arsenal’s team?

Manchester United face Arsenal on Monday in what promises to be a fascinating clash at Old Trafford.

An interesting debate always discussed amongst supporters is how many players from one side will get into another, so we had a go at combining the best eleven between the two teams.

The players selected below are all currently fit and available for the clash on Monday night.

Combined Manchester United and Arsenal XI (4-3-3)

De Gea

Despite, some indifferent performances in recent months, the Spaniard is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world and is comfortably ahead of Bernt Leno in this selection.


Wan-Bissaka has settled into life brilliantly at Old Trafford since his summer move from Crystal Palace, and is arguably the best defensive full-back in the Premier League.

Harry Maguire

The England international is the most established centre-back between the two clubs, and is the dominant presence in United’s back four.

Victor Lindelof

Whilst United have endured an awful start to the season, the defence is not the biggest issue. Lindelof has had a relatively shaky start to the season, but makes it in alongside Maguire at centre-back ahead of Sokratis and the erratic David Luiz.

Kieran Tierney

Tierney made his first appearance for Arsenal in the thrashing of Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night and is picked ahead of Luke Shaw because of his superior attacking ability on the overlap.

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Paul Pogba

The Frenchman is the only United player that can seriously be considered to make it into this midfield. The centre of the park is Solskjaer’s weakest area but Pogba is the only player with serious quality that has the ability to change a game with a moment of brilliance.

Mateo Guendouzi 

Guendouzi was recently named on a 40-man shortlist for the Golden Boy award for 2019 and deservedly earned his first France call-up this season. The youngster’s distribution has improved greatly since he first broke into Unai Emery’s first-team setup, and edges Scott McTominay in the holding midfield position.

Dani Ceballos 

The Spaniard already has two assists in four Premier League appearances, and is the kind of player that keeps things ticking over in midfield. On-loan from Real Madrid, Ceballos also has the quality to unlock opposition defences when playing in an advanced role.

Nicolas Pepe

Pepe is a huge talent who is adjusting to life in the Premier League. He is the only specialist right-winger between the two clubs and would have been welcomed at Old Trafford this summer.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Aubameyang is the kind of player United are crying out for in attack. The Gabonese international was joint Golden Boot winner in the Premier League last season and is a proven goalscorer which the Reds are lacking after failing to replace Romelu Lukaku.

Daniel James 

When the Reds signed James he was supposed to be a talent developing for the future. However, he has broken onto the scene exceptionally and is a dangerous proposition for any full-back running down the left-flank.

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