UNITED STATES: The preseason clash between Arsenal and Manchester United is set to kick off their US tour, with both teams showing promising performances so far.
United secured victories against Leeds United and Lyon, while Arsenal dominated an MLS All-Star team with a 5-0 win on July 20.
This matchup marks the beginning of the second phase of preseason preparations for Arteta and Erik ten Hag. Notable signings like Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, and Jurrien Timber are expected to make their debuts.
However, United’s new goalkeeper, Andre Onana, will need more time to join the team. Both coaches are keen on starting the 2023-24 season on a high note.
The preseason friendly between Arsenal and Manchester United will take place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Saturday, July 22, at 5 p.m. local time.
Arsenal’s Starting 11 (4-3-3, right to left):
- Aaron Ramsdale (GK)
- Jurrien Timber
- William Saliba
- Takehiro Tomiyasu
- Martin Odegaard
- Declan Rice
- Kai Havertz
- Bukayo Saka
- Eddie Nketiah
- Gabriel Martinelli
Substitutes: 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
Under the guidance of Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s fullback positions have been reshuffled, with Kai Havertz and Declan Rice taking over from Leandro Trossard and Martin Odegaard. Jorginho is replaced by Rice, while Trossard returns to training despite injury concerns.
Manchester United’s Starting 11 (4-3-3, right to left):
- Tom Heaton (GK)
- Aaron Wan-Bissaka
- Raphael Varane
- Lisandro Martinez
- Luke Shaw
- Mason Mount
- Kobbie Mainoo
- Bruno Fernandes
- Jadon Sancho
- Alejandro Garnacho
Substitutes: 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
Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, and Harry Maguire form the defensive lineup, with Tom Heaton as the starting goalkeeper until Andre Onana joins the team.
Erik Ten Hag introduces some key players, including Dean Henderson, Andre Onana, and Anthony Elanga, who are expected to join Nottingham Forest.
Fred, Tyrell Malacia, and Rhys Bennett did not travel with the team to the United States.