Manchester United have played better in their previous two games, and they will be looking to continue that trend when they face Arsenal in their next match.
United’s recent form hasn’t been great; they have only one win in their last five games. They have only one win in eight Premier League games, but after drawing with league leaders Chelsea, they will be confident in their ability to face this task. They haven’t been outstanding defensively, with only one clean sheet coming into this game.
Ralf Rangnick, the new manager, might take over this game and find a much more solid team than it was two weeks ago. He won’t have to put much pressure on them to perform; the fact that they’ve lost three of their past four home league games should be enough to encourage them to win here. Injuries kept Paul Pogba, Edison Cavani, Luke Shaw, and Raphael Varane out of the Chelsea encounter, although Harry Maguire will return after serving a one-game suspension.
Arsenal bounced back from their defeat by Liverpool with a 2-0 home victory over Newcastle United. The Gunners lost their first three league games, but they’ve only lost one more since then, giving them plenty of confidence going into this match. They’ve been excellent defensively, with four clean sheets in their previous five games thanks to a fully fit and reliable backline, as well as an exceptional Aaron Ramsdale in goal.
They have scored seven goals in their last five games, five of which have come in the second half. Arsenal have gone undefeated in their last five meetings with Manchester United, keeping four clean sheets in the process. They’ve won three of their last five encounters with United, and their last defeat came in the FA Cup in 2019. In six league matches, Arsenal has not lost to United.
As the club attempts to get Rangnick’s visa, it’s tough to predict what to expect from this Manchester United team, but if the hosts want to impress the much-loved German, a greater eagerness to press higher up the field should be on the agenda.
Arsenal’s worrisome lack of goals away from home will be worsened by Saka’s expected absence and Aubameyang’s misfiring tendencies, but they have been a thorn in United’s side in recent years and can expect all three points here. This match will be won by Arsenal.
KICKOFF TIME: Arsenal versus Manchester United will go down tomorrow at 9:15PM Nigerian time.