This classic fixture may not quite have the grandeur it once did, but with United chasing their first win vs Arsenal, Ole will want to bounce back.
Despite being knocked out of the FA Cup by Southampton at the weekend, it’s not looking too bad for Arsenal at the moment. The side were dubbed a ‘crisis club’ by most just a short six weeks back, but are now undefeated in their last six league games. They managed to avenge their cup loss to Southampton with a 3-1 league win on Tuesday, despite missing captain Aubameyang and star left back Kieran Tierney.
How quickly things can change in football, after knocking Liverpool out of the FA Cup with a 3-2 win on Sunday, United went on to lose 2-1 at home to struggling Sheffield United. The loss now means they have surrendered the top spot to Manchester City who have a game in hand as well. Despite this, there are still goals in the side, so the starting line up is unlikely to change.
Manchester United’s recent head to head record against Arsenal doesn’t look good at all – they haven’t won any of their last four meeting with the Gunners, with an FA Cup win two years ag being Ole’s only triumph over Arsenal as United manager. This record appears worse when you consider that this is an Arsenal side that hasn’t managed a top four finish since 2016 – the season of the Leicester league win.
We see a close contest in North London on Saturday, however, despite United’s midweek blip, we see them coming out on top although they will undoubtedly conceded. We’re therefor tipping a Man United win plus both teams to score at odds of 7/2 with Bet365.