Manchester United & Arsenal meet on Match-day 6
Arsenal go to Old Trafford with Champion’s League dreams for next season very much alive. They currently sit in first as they take on fifth placed Man U.
Manchester United go into this match with nine points secured
A loss to Leicester City away, and then Southampton at away is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the Premier League. Man U will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.
Also, that’s a run of three wins for Man U. Their position is fifth in the League and they have nine points, that is, 3W, 2L and 0D having won three matches and lost two games.
When Man U host Arsenal, they will do so on the back of one victory and one defeats on their own ground.
A victory for Manchester United would put them on 12 points.
Man U’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Erik ten Hag, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.
League leaders Arsenal will seek to win every game, this game is no exception
With Arsenal having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Mikel Arteta’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.
Also, League leaders Arsenal keep finding the winning formula this season, that’s five in a row now, which has contributed significantly to reach the top of the table. They are the team to beat, with 15 points and sitting at the top of the table (current record: 5W – 0L and 0D) having won five fixtures.
Arsenal will travel to Man U with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two wins.
Arsenal will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 18 points and keep their momentum going forward.
A solid defensive team
So far, Arsenal’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded four goals. Arsenal have one of the best goal scoring records so far this season, with 13 so far. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Martin Odegaard (3), Gabriel Jesus (3), and Gabriel Martinelli (3).
Arsenal’s squad has depth, but even so, Mikel Arteta is likely to be missing six of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.
Manchester United v Arsenal – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels Man U and Arsenal have faced each other 67 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Man U’s favour (31 – 18). Additionally, Arsenal have tasted defeat against Man U in five out of the past eight matches with them. The last time both teams met in this competition Manchester United secured a 3-1 home win.
For Man U, Jadon Sancho scoredtwo goals in five League fixtures this Premier League Season, while Martin Odegaard is a top performing player who has scoredthree goals in five League matches this season for Arsenal.