Premier League: Arsenal vs Manchester United preview


Fourth-placed Arsenal host second-placed Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday in what surely is the biggest match of the weekend in the Premier League. Last season Arsenal grabbed a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford before beating the Red Devils 2-0 in the reverse fixture. Manchester United have not won at the Emirates Stadium since 2014 and have defeated Arsenal just once in the last four league matches.

Arsenal are on a three-game winning streak in the Premier League, a run that started with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the North London Derby. The Gunners defeated Huddersfield 5-0 in midweek, also recording their third consecutive clean sheet in the Premier League. They did lose striker Alexandre Lacazette in that match, the forward suffered a groin injury and will be out for quite some time. Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi are fitness doubts ahead of Saturday's match.

Manchester United also recorded their third consecutive Premier League victory in midweek, they won 4-2 at Watford to remain eight points behind leaders Manchester City. That was the first away victory in the Premier League for the Red Devils after consecutive defeats at Chelsea and Huddersfield. Nemanja Matic picked up a knock in midweek and will most likely miss out, while Phil Jones or Eric Bailly are also in doubt.

Probable line-ups:

Arsenal: Cech - Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal - Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac - Ozil, Welbeck - Sanchez

Man United: De Gea - Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo - Valencia, Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba, Young - Lukaku, Rashford

My prediction: 1-1 draw.

Here are the odds for the match at Bet365:

Arsenal win - 2.50
Draw - 3.39
Man United win - 3.00

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  • Bulgaria sharpe

    11/12/17

    That was one of the decent games for United this season, although they needed all the De Gea magic to win that one.
    I think the slow start from Arsenal was the main reason for the defeat and they couldn't allow themselves that not in these big games anyway, despite that though they could be still clinch something for the game or even win it if there wasn't that fantastic De Gea performance.

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