Arsenal v Manchester United: Confirmed Starting Line-ups – Mesut Ozil keeps place in team

Arsenal take on Manchester United at the Emirates in the Premier League today hoping to close the gap with the leading pack.

The Gunners are currently in sixth place on 13 points but a win would take Arsenal into joint second place alongside United.

Arsenal star Mesut Özil will start despite a disappointing  performance in the 3-2 loss to Olympiakos in the UEFA Champions League. Petr Cech also returns to the side replacing David Ospina in goal.

The North London based club will be without Laurent Koscielny Mikel Arteta and Flamini due to injuries while Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo are out for United.

Arsenal beat United 2-1 in the FA Cup quarter-finals the last time these two sides met but the Red Devils did beat the Gunners 2-1 the last time they met at the Emirates.

Arsenal v Manchester United

Kick-Off: 16:00 GMT

Stadium: Emirates

Arsenal confirmed starting lineup: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott

Subs: Ospina, Giroud, Campbell, Chamberlain, Gibbs, Debuchy

Manager: Arsene Wenger

Manchester United confirmed starting lineup: De Gea, Young, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Carrick, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Rooney, Memphis, Martial

Subs: Romero, Jones, McNair, Schneiderlin, Valencia, Fellaini, Wilson

Manager: Louis van Gaal