One of the most anticipated clashes of this season rocks the Premier League this weekend as Arsenal welcome home Manchester United. The match schedules for Saturday at Emirates Stadium with kickoff at 830 pm.
Seven places and ten points separate the two sides in the table, but it is ninth-placed Arsenal who head into the clash on the back of a victory. Second-placed Manchester United come off a surprising 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United last time out.
The showdowns between the two once-great rivals. However, there are many differences between the two sides when it comes to their Premier League title race. Two former players who know all about the history of this fixture are now in the dugouts.
Man United boss Ole Gunnar will be looking for an immediate response from their surprising 2-1 loss to Sheffield United at Old Trafford earlier this week. On the other hand, Mikel Arteta’s side will be coming off a 3-1 loss to Southampton.
The Gunners avenged their FA Cup exit by Southampton by beating them in the Premier League. Teenager Buakayo Saka is extending his breakthrough season with a goal and an assist on Tuesday.
What will make up for a good sign is United’s impressive away record this season. The side has formed an elusive behavior of coming back from a goal seven times this season.
Arsenal vs. Manchester United Head to Head
Both sides have 34 games against each other, with Arsenal taking home nine wins while Manchester United with 17 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Southampton 1-3 Arsenal
Southampton 1-0 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle United
Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace
West Brom 0-4 Arsenal
Manchester United 1-2 Sheffield United
Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool
Fulham 1-2 Manchester United
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United
Burnley 0-1 Manchester United
Arsenal Team News
Mikel Arteta receives major injury boosts ahead of the clash, with both Pablo Mari and Dani Ceballos available from calf injuries. New signing Martin Odegaard is available for selection alongside sensation Smith Rowe. Left-back Kieran Tierney remains under assessment after a tight calf.
Manchester United Team News
The fitness of Eric Bailly remains in question after picking a knock during their clash with Sheffield United. It might see Victor Lindelof slide into the lineup after staying unused as a substitute. The likes of Fred, McTominay, and Fred are pushing for recalls once again.
Prediction and Odds
United’s recent loss makes it a highly contested match for both sides to contest and improve their title race.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 3.5