Arsenal fans left fearful as Arsene Wenger includes debutant in Gunners’ XI vs Man Utd

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Arsene Wenger names inexperienced Arsenal line-up as the Europa League remains priority, while Jose Mourinho makes just the one change to the Manchester United side who beat Spurs in the FA Cup last week.

Arsene Wenger has selected his last ever starting XI for Arsenal at Old Trafford, as he looks to end Manchester United’s 10-match unbeaten run on home turf against the north London club.

This will also be the 19th meetings between Wenger and Jose Mourinho in all competitions as their fierce rivalry in the Premier League looks to be entering its final chapter.

Mourinho makes just the one change to the back-four who beat Spurs in the FA Cup semi-final last weekend, with Victor Lindelof coming in for Phil Jones, while Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling and Ashley keep their places.

David de Gea starts between the sticks, while in the midfield Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera remain the preferred three in a very combative and physical trio.

Elsewhere, in support of Romelu Lukaku on the right wing is Jesse Lingard, while former Arsenal talisman Alexis Sanchez starts on the left.

For Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starts as the lone striker after missing out on their Europa League semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid, as he is ineligible for the competition.

And Wenger looks to be keeping a firm eye on the European competition as he names a number of changes to his starting XI, with David Ospina starting in goal, while the rearguard is made up of Sead Kolasinac, Calum Chambers, Konstantinos Mavropanos, and only Hector Bellerin keeps his place from Thursday night.

Mavropanos will be making his first Premier League start, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson also get the nod going forward.

Alex Iwobi also starts, as does Granit Xhaka, and there is a return to Old Trafford for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

How fans reacted…

Its fair to say that Arsenal fans think they will get smashed this afternoon.

Meanwhile there was an air of optimism for Greek centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos.

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