Struggling Man Utd welcome the Gunners to Old Trafford for their seventh fixture in this season’s Premier League.
United lost 2-0 to West Ham on the weekend to make in just one win in their last five Premier League games and the pressure is mounting on Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Red Devils will be desperate to win this one and that’s why a home win with both teams to score is worth a bet.
UNITED TO WIN AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
Arsenal can rely on the goalscoring threat of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has six goals in the league to his name already this season, while United will hope Marcus Rashford can rediscover his form in front of goal. The youngster tucked away a penalty in the Red Devils’ 1-0 win over Leicester in their last home league game. This fixture usually sees a lot of goals and there is a good chance this game could finish with more than 3.5 goals scored.
GAME TO END WITH MORE THAN 3.5 GOALS
United have the hoodoo over Arsenal at Old Trafford in recent years and haven’t tasted defeat to the Gunners in the league since 2006. The home side will be keen to start the match on the front foot and take the three points.
UNITED TO WIN BOTH HALVES
Arsenal have scored seven times in their last three Premier League matches; however, they have conceded six in that time frame, meanwhile United haven’t scored more that twice in a game since beating Chelsea 4-0 on the opening day.
GAME TO END 3-2
Head to Head
The last game played at Old Trafford between these sides finished 2-2 in December of last year. The Red Devils have the better of the historical head to head by winning 81 of the last 189 ties between them in all competitions. The Gunners have come out victorious 64 times during that period and there have been 44 draws.
The match to end with a United win.
Man United are desperate for a win and will look to use their good home form against the Gunners to get them through this tie. Eric Bailly is ruled out of this game, while Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford face late fitness tests.
Arsenal will need to pick up something here in this one to keep pace with the top four but will have to do without Alexandre Lacazette who is struggling with an ankle injury and Ainsley Matiland-Niles who is suspended.
Darren Williamson is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.
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