Manchester United vs Arsenal – Preview and Analysis

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Anticipation has escalated everywhere around the world of football as two Premier League giants, Manchester United and Arsenal meets at Old Trafford this Saturday lunchtime

.The clubs faced each other 223 times in total, with Manchester United winning 94, drawing 49 and losing 80 matches. The last time they met at Old Trafford was in February 2016 where United beat Arsenal 3-2, with debutant Marcos Rashford registered his name twice on the score sheet.

The match is a battle of Jose Mourinho vs Arsene Wenger. Jose Mourinho has not lost a single game against Arsene Wenger in Premier League. However, this time Mourinho as Manchester United manager after leaving Chelsea. It is going to be interesting to watch which manager will be on top.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United sat 6th on league table, secured 18 points from 11 matches so far. They beat out of form Swansea 3-1 in previous match before international break, thanks to their impressive first half performance where there scored 3 goals in a space of 18 minutes. Manchester United undefeated in their last 6 home matches in all competitions. They have registered 3 wins in their last 6 home matches, but 2 most recent home matches ended up with a draw, against Burnley and Stoke City.

Team news:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Saturday match, suspended for one game after picking up fifth yellow card against Swansea.  Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial expected to start alongside Wayne Rooney (doubtful) up front. Centre-backs Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling out injured, whilst Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia still not fully fit.

Possible LineUp:

De Gea–Darmian, Jones, Rojo, Blind–Herrera, Fellaini, Pogba–Martial, Rooney, Rashford

 

ARSENAL

They are 4th in league standing after collected 24 points from 11 matches, 2 points from league leaders Liverpool. They drew Tottenham 1-1 in previous match, a match where a win will lift them up to the summit of league table. They are undefeated in their last 16 matches in all competition, and only failed to score in one match only. They have secured 5 wins in a row their last 5 away matches, and undefeated in 12 away matches.

Team news:

Alexis Sanchez came through 84 minutes of Chile’s 3-1 win over Uruguay in World Cup qualifying, scoring twice in an energetic performance that belied concerns over a thigh injury.

Hector Bellerin set to miss this match after being sent back from Spain Under-21 squad with ankle injury.

Lucas Perez still injured.

Possible LineUp:

Cech–Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal–Coquelin, Xhaka–Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi—Sanchez

Key Statistics:

  • Manchester United unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 home matches.
  • 4 of Manchester United last 6 league matches had under 2.5 goals scored in total.
  • Arsenal has won their last 4 away league matches.
  • Arsenal failed to keep clean sheet in their last 3 matches in all competitions.

Score Prediction: 1-1

I’ll back on Both Team To Score

NIGERIA Haymore I think the match will end with 2 : 1
PORTUGAL fn72 Man United wins
NIGERIA jery4lif man u 1:2 arsenal

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