Two of the bigest rivals in England will lock horns in a round of last 32 in the FA cup on Friday. Arsenal will welcome Manchester United on the Emirates Stadium looking to end their 3 game streak without a win against the Red Devils. The Gunners easily overcame a sluggish Chelsea side, thanks to two first half goals, while United had to be on alert till the very end against Brighton, as they won 2:1 at the weekend. It became official that Aaron Ramsey will leave Arsenal in the summer, as he opted to continue his career in Italy with Juventus. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dream start to life at Old Trafford continues, as he has now won his first seven games at United’s helm.
Arsenal vs Manchester United Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Arsenal||Draw||4 W/ 5 D/ 11 L||3 W/ 2 D/ 5 L|
|Manchester Utd||Draw||11 W/ 5 D/ 4 L||5 W/ 3 D/ 2 L|
Last game between the clubs: 05.12.2018 Manchester United – Arsenal 2:2; Anthony Martial 30’, Jesse Lingard 69’; Shkodran Mustafi 26’, Marcos Rojo 68’ (own goal).
Last game at this venue: 02.12.2017 Arsenal – Manchester United 1:3; Alexandre Lacazette 49’; Antonio Valencia 4’, Jesse Lingard 11’, 63’; Paul Pogba was sent off in the 74’.
Worth mentioning: Eight of the last ten games saw both sides hitting the net, while 7 times the matches produced over 2,5 goals, including the last three. Arsenal have kept 3 clean sheets from the last 5 games played at the Emirates, meaning just two of those saw both sides scoring, while 3 games featured over 2,5 goals.
Arsenal vs Manchester United Stats
|As of 21.01||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Arsenal||Win||5 W/ 1 D/ 4 L||4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
|Manchester Utd||Wn||8 W/ 0 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 0 D/ 2 L|
Last game Arsenal: 19.01.2019 Arsenal – Chelsea 2:0; Alexandre Lacazette 14’, Laurent Koscielny 39’
Last game Manchester United: 19.01.2019 Manchester United – Brighton 2:1; Paul Pogba 27’, Marcus Rashord 42’; Pascal Gross 72’
Top performers Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 14 goals 3 assists, Alexandre Lacazette 8 goals 5 assists, Henrikh Mkhitaryan 4 goals 1 assist.
Top performers Manchester United: Paul Pogba 8 goals 7 assists, Marcus Rashford 8 goals 6 assists, Anthony Martial 8 goals 1 assist.
|Last 10 games||Goals scored:conceded||Over 2,5 goals||Goal/goal||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: It looks like the fortunes changed in December. We already mentioned United’s perfect record since Solskjaer took charge a few days before Christmas, but Arsenal are struggling for consistency and are unable to record two consecutive victories in the Premier League since their 23 games unbeaten run was ended in mid December.
Arsenal vs Manchester United News
Missing players Arsenal: Hector Bellerin, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck
Missing players Manchester United: Marouane Fellaini
Arsenal vs Manchester United Predictions
Both teams to score and over 2,5 goals