Date & Time: Saturday, December 2 @5:30 PM GMT
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London)
Head to head record
Arsenal vs Manchester United 2-0 (2016/2017 Premier League)
Manchester United vs Arsenal 1-1 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Manchester United vs Arsenal 3-2 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Arsenal vs Manchester United 3-0 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Manchester United vs Arsenal 1-1 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Arsenal vs Manchester United prediction
Arsenal will be looking to build on a thrilling 5-0 victory over Huddersfield Town when they face Manchester United in the Premier League derby at their Emirates Stadium. The Red Devils aim to keep their hopes of winning the title alive, but they face a difficult task in Saturday’s clash against the in-form Gunners.
Signs of improvement
Arsenal made a very slow start to the season and coach Arsene Wenger was under big pressure back then. However, the Gunners have been raising their form week by week and they are on a three-game winning run in the Premier League ahead of the visit of Manchester United. The capital club hammered Huddersfield Town 5-0 in their last league fixture, with Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez scoring his fourth goal of the season. “El Nino Maravilloso” is hungry for success and he is likely to leave his heart on the field in Saturday’s showdown against Manchester United. Arsenal have been impressive at their Emirates Stadium this term and they aim to keep their 100% record on home soil intact. Mesut Ozil produced a fine display in the 5-0 win over the Terriers and he will be yet another man to watch in the home team.
Alexandre Lacazette has joined Santi Cazorla in the recovery room, whilst aforementioned attacker Alexis Sanchez should be fit to start against Manchester United.
Red Devils unlikely to “park the bus”
Manchester United do not want to give up on their title dream and they will be looking to extend their winning run in the Premier League to four games when they square off against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. Jose Mourinho’s men failed to impress in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Brighton, but they rolled over Watford (4-2) on Tuesday evening and, no doubt, they regained a much-needed confidence. Man Utd are still eight points behind their local rivals and league leaders Manchester City, meaning that they need to pick up all three points from Saturday’s clash against Arsene Wenger’s charges if they are to keep their hopes of winning the domestic trophy alive. It has been three years since Manchester United recorded their last win over Arsenal in London and, no doubt, the visitors are determined to put an end to the negative trend. Former Everton attacker Romelu Lukaku, who has netted eight goals in the Premier League so far this term, is likely to be deployed up front as a lone forward.
Michael Carrick, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are all sidelined with injury, whilst Serbia international Nemanja Matic is likely to recover from a minor injury.
- Arsenal found the net in each of their last seven meetings with Man Utd
- Red Devils recorded their last win at Emirates Stadium in November, 2014
- Arsene Wenger’s men are on a 13-game winning run in EPL
- Man Utd recorded only one win in last four away fixtures in the league
- Jose Mourinho’s men scored nine goals in total in last three league games
Arsenal vs Manchester United betting pick
Both Arsenal and Manchester United are likely to go for a win in the Premier League derby and seeing that the Red Devils will be without defensive duo Phil Jones – Eric Bailly, I am positive that the hosts will find the net in Saturday’s game. Given Man Utd’s attacking potential, there is a big value in betting on both teams to score.
Pick: Both teams to score