Man Utd vs Arsenal: Title chasing Gunners dominate combined XI


Manchester United face Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday as the Gunners look to move back into top spot. Ahead of this one, we run through the combined XI of the two teams, a side dominated by Arsenal. 


Andre Onana (Manchester United) - 6.82 


While Andre Onana has been criticised in his debut season in England, the Cameroon international still ranks second for saves (135) in the Premier League. Eight clean sheets is also a solid return for the Manchester United man. 


Ben White (Arsenal) - 6.95 


The first of eight Arsenal players, Ben White has proven a solid attacking outlet down the right flank for the north London side. White has eight direct goal involvements this season, scoring four times, to help return a WhoScored rating of 6.95. 


William Saliba (Arsenal) - 6.83 


A distribution machine for Arsenal this season, William Saliba ranks 10th for passes per game (73.9) and boasts the eighth best pass success rate (92.5%) in the division. The Frenchman has also been dribbled past just six times across his 36 outings in what has been a fine season. 


Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal) - 7.01 


Saliba's club teammate joins the Arsenal star in this XI. Gabriel Magalhaes' form in front of goal has helped return a WhoScored rating of 7.01. The Brazilian has scored four times in 2023/24, a fine haul for the centre-back. 


Diogo Dalot (Manchester United) - 6.93 


Rounding off the backline is full-back Diogo Dalot. The Portugal international is averaging 2.2 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per 90, and ranks 10th for possession won in the defensive third (98) in the division. 


Martin Odegaard (Arsenal) - 7.37 


Featuring in midfield is Arsenal skipper Martin Odegaard who has earned a WhoScored rating of 7.37. The Norwegian has scored eight and provided eight for the title contenders, though the latter could be higher. Indeed, Odegaard has made more key passes from open play (81) than any other player in the Premier League this season. 


Man Utd vs Arsenal: Title chasing Gunners dominate combined XI


Declan Rice (Arsenal) - 7.40 


One of the signings of the season, Declan Rice has been a revelation for Arsenal on the back of his £100m arrival from West Ham. Despite signing as a holding midfielder, Rice has 15 goal involvements this season to help return a WhoScored rating of 7.40. 


Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) - 7.40 


The only player to have made in excess of 100 key passes in the Premier League this season, Bruno Fernandes may have registered just seven assists this season but that's down to his teammates' profligacy. The Manchester United skipper has created 108 chances in England's top tier this term, more than any other player. 


Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) - 7.67 


The Premier League's best rated player operates on the right flank in this XI. Bukayo Saka has been excellent on the Arsenal frontline this season having scored 16 and provided nine assists for Mikel Arteta's side. 


Kai Havertz (Arsenal) - 7.14 


Leading the charge in this team is Kai Havertz, with his upturn in form contributing towards a WhoScored rating of 7.14. The German has contributed to 18 goals this season, netting 12, with Havertz really proving his worth. 


Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) - 6.88 


While he's been featuring more frequently off the bench in recent weeks, Gabriel Martinelli rounds off this combined XI. The Brazilian has scored six and registered four assists for the north London side and that's helped to return a WhoScored rating of 6.88.

Man Utd vs Arsenal: Title chasing Gunners dominate combined XI