We will witness a Premier League classic on Old Traford on Wednesday night. Manchester are coming into the game after a disappointing draw away to Southampton, while Arsenal will be in high spirits having won the London derby against rivals Tottenham. The Gunners are unbeaten in 19 games now (15W, 4D), something unseen for a long time by their fans. On the other hand United are going through an injury crisis.
Manchester United vs Arsenal Head to Head
Arsenal are without a win in Premier League on this venue since 2006. In the 11 games since then United came out victorious on 8 occasions and 3 games finished draw. All 6 Arsenal visits this season have seen both teams scoring.
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Jose Mourinho will hope that he’ll be able to use some of his players that missed the last game against the Saints. Back then he had to use Scott Mctominay and Nemanja Matic as makeshift defenders, a try that obviously didnt work out well for the manager. Romelu Lukaku ended his 981 minute drought with his goal against Southampton and this is one of a very few bright signs for his team. Again Martial and Rashford will be expected to support the big Belgian from the wings.
This Arsenal side are now known for their slow starts to their games. They have never led coming into half time and their goal difference stands at -4 given only the first halves of the games. Completely opposite to that are their second half performances when they have scored 18 more goals than the opposition. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in red-hot form as his last 10 shot on target were goals. His partner in crime Alexandre Lacazette came back after injury in the previous game and scored a nice goal. Mesut Ozil missed the North London derby in the weekend and he is 50/50 to make it on time. Even if recovered expect him to start from the bench.
Manchester United vs Arsenal News
For United the game will difinitely miss: Darmian, Lindelof, Sanchez. Rashford, Bailley, Shaw, Smalling and Valencia are still doubtful. Ashley Young is suspended for the game.
Arsenal will be without Mavropanos, Monreal, Welbeck and Xhaka, while Koscielny and Ozil are on the verge of return to the team.
Manchester United vs Arsenal Predictions
Arsenal to score in 2nd half
Both teams to score and over 2,5 goals