Manchester United v Arsenal Preview


Arsenal have not beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford in the league for over a decade, their last victory was in September 2006 with the only goal being scored by Emmanuel Adebayor. Danny Welbeck scored in our FA Cup win in 2015 but you have to go back to our title win in 2002 for our last significant win at Old Trafford

Add Jose Mourinho into the mix who has not been a good opponent for Arsene Wenger over the years and the trip to Manchester on Saturday will be a very difficult task for the gunners to come away with a victory

On the plus side Arsenal are currently on an unbeaten run of 10 games in the Premier League and are 6 points clear of Manchester United, But United generally raise their game when the gunners are in town

Games between Manchester United and Arsenal are always intense and the English Premier League betting odds put United as slight favourites but it is very close to call.

If Arsenal play as well as they have been so far then it will be close but the gunners should win, if we start slowly and let United get a foot hold in the game then it will be a lot tougher.

My Prediction is 1 - 2


We will have to see what effect the recent Internationals will have had on the squad but the early news on Alexis Sanchez is good with him coming through 84 minutes and scoring twice for Chile in their world cup win against Uruguay on Tuesday. He travels back on Wednesday which will give our medical staff a chance to take a look at his fitness but knowing Alexis he will be keen to play against United

Hector Bellerin is unlikely to play on Saturday after being sent home from the Under 21's with a slight ankle injury he will be also accessed but the early signs are that he could be out for a few weeks. Santi Cazora is also out as he also recovers from an ankle injury and is making slow process,no return date has been mentioned. Lucas Perez is also out but is expected to return in the next couple of weeks.

Manchester United also have injury worries with Wayne Rooney being the latest addition to the injury list after being pulled out the England squad for the Match against Spain. But he is expected to return for the visit of Arsenal and he also seems to play well against us.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is suspended after picking up a yellow card in United's last fixture, Defenders Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly are also missing 

Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw are also struggling to be fit and may struggle to be ready in time for Saturday

Manchester United have worries of their own on that front, with Wayne Rooney having pulled out of the England squad through injury. He is, however, expected to be available to Mourinho, who will be without the suspended No.9 Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


Manchester United : De Gea; Darmian, Jones, Rojo, Blind; Herrera, Fellaini, Pogba; Mata, Rooney; Rashford

Arsenal : Cech; Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Sanchez

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