Manchester United host Arsenal at the Old Trafford stadium tonight in the Premier League. Both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Unai Emery will look to grab all three points after stuttering starts to the season. Arsenal are currently placed eight on the table and will be looking for their first league win at Old Trafford since 2006. On the other hand, the Red Devils are currently placed 11th on the table despite starting the season with a win over Chelsea.
The Gunners will arrive at Old Trafford with a win over Aston Villa after trailing 2-1 last weekend, coming twice from behind despite being a man down. Whereas Manchester United faced a 2-0 defeat against West Ham United in their last league match. The boys in Red have just scored 10 goals in their eight matches in all competitions this season. Although, both clubs will have much to prove in today’s meeting at Old Trafford as most of their star players are out due to injury. XploreSports gives you the preview, insight, line-up and the prediction before the match begins
Manchester United vs Arsenal- Preview
- Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League games against Arsenal at Old Trafford (W8, D4, L0) since 2006.
- Manchester United have lost three of their last 6 Premier League home games (W2, D1) as many as they had in their previous 52 matches at Old Trafford. (W32, D17, L3)
- Arsenal will look to register consecutive Premier League victories over Manchester United for the first time since winning both matches in 2006/07 season.
- All three of Arsenal’s away PL victories over Manchester United have been on different days of the week (Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday) This will be their third Premier League meeting against the Red Devil on Monday.
Last five meetings: Manchester United vs Arsenal
10 Mar 2019: Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd (Premier League)
25 Jan 2019: Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd (FA Cup)
05 Dec 2018: Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal (Premier League)
29 Apr 2018: Man Utd 2-1 Arsenal (Premier League)
02 Dec 2017: Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd (Premier League)
Manchester United vs Arsenal Predicted XI
Man Utd- De Gea, Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Matic, James, Mata, Lingard, Greenwood.
Arsenal- Leno, Tierney, Luiz, Sokratis, Chambers, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Torreira, Saka, Aubameyang, Pepe
Players To Watch Out For-
In a weekend where Paul Pogba might not play and the Martial/Rashford duo is injured, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no other choice but to rely on Mason Greenwood. He played a couple of great matches in the other two competitions that Manchester United played this week and looked promising. The 17-year-old will have a bit of responsibility on his head. He’ll be the player to watch out for. Keep an eye!
Last season’s Golden Boot winner with Salah and Mane, Aubameyang is one of the hottest strikers right now. The Gabon international doesn’t seem like he will stop producing any time soon, which is great news for Unai Emery and his intentions to take Arsenal to the next level. With Lacazette out due to injury, Arsenal will be dependent on Aubameyang and Pepe to take the charge.
Unai Emery’s most expensive signing this summer has started the season with very few great moments of brilliance, he hasn’t really shown the full extent of his abilities. Alexandre Lacazzette’s absence should be the motivation he needs in order to finally prove why the Gunners paid so much for him.
The defender for whom the Red Devils made a tremendous effort is responding relatively well to the challenge this season. Tonight’s test will be a difficult one for the English defender, he doesn’t have a lot of support other than Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the corridor and should take up the defense line responsibility.