On Wednesday night, Arsenal put their long unbeaten run to test as they visit Manchester United’s Old Trafford in the Premier League.
Manchester United have been highly inconsistent of late in the top-flight. In fact, the Red Devils have failed to win in their last three Premier League outings. Last time out the home side had to come back from two goals down to claim a 2-2 draw with Southampton.
United’s poor form has left them eight points off the pace in the fight for the top four spots in the Premier League. The men from Manchester have at least maintained a decent recent league record at Old Trafford, winning five of their last eight league outings at home.
The Gunners head into the meeting with the Red Devils on the back of an unbeaten run of 19 games in all competitions. A 4-2 victory over north London rivals Tottenham last time out in the league will send the visitors into this clash in good heart.
The visitors have won nine of their last 12 league outings, including their last two games. The Gunners have been deadly in front of goal in the Premier League of late, scoring at least two goals in 11 of their last 13 matches. Both teams have also scored in 11 of the Gunners last 13 outings in the league.
Unai Emery’s team have been impressive on their travels of late in the Premier League, winning four of their last five away matches. A key to their good recent away form is the fact that they have scored at least twice in their last six away games in the top-flight.
One negative for the visitors is that they have won just once in their last 15 visits to Old Trafford in all competitions.
Manchester United are expected to be without Victor Lindelof and Alexis Sanchez due to injury, while Ashley Young is suspended. United have a long list of injury doubts for this clash, including Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Romelu Lukaku, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia.
Arsenal are without Konstantinos Mavropanos, Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck due to injury. Granit Xhaka will miss out due to suspension. Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Ozil are injury doubts, while Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette could start here after impressing off the bench against Spurs last time out.
Manchester United are favourites to record a victory in this clash at odds of 7/5, while Arsenal are odds if 2/1 to record an away win and the draw is odds of 13/5.
Despite the team’s respective recent form, this could be a tough game for Unai Emery’s side. The Gunners will be confident of continuing their unbeaten run, though, especially as the home side could be down to the bare bones players wise.
Will Arsenal record a victory over Manchester United?