Arsenal vs Manchester United-The Premier League Rivalry
Last result in 2017: 3-1 victory for Manchester United
Arsenal vs Manchester United have enjoyed a tremendous rivalry in English football and there is no love lost between the players and fans when the two sides meet in the Premier League. These are two of the most successful clubs in the history of the English game.
Set in the beautiful Emirates Stadium, a venue which is as spectacular on the outside as it is inside, the home fans set the stadium rocking when Arsenal are playing Manchester United.
Goals between both sides
If there is one thing you can almost guarantee when these two clubs meet it is goals. There has been just one 0-0 draw in the previous sixteen meetings between the teams and that record is expected to stretch to twenty games this season.
A New Arsenal and one Alexis
After 22 years in reign in of the club, Arsene Wenger decided to leave Arsenal. The new manager Unai Emery has joined Arsenal from PSG creating new hopes for the Londoners after the club failed to reach the top 4 last year.
How will Arsenal play during the 2018/2019 season? That will be left to see. Emery and his players will try to win the match for the Arsenal supporters.
During last season Arsenal’s top player Alexis moved to the rivals up north in a switch with Mkhitaryan to Arsenal. Arsenal fans with will have a special reception for Alexis at the Emirates stadium.
Manchester United searching the goals
Following Manchester United’s 0-0 draw at Liverpool and defeats at Huddersfield and Chelsea, Jose Mourinho went in with an attacking 3-4-3 formation at Watford on Tuesday night and it paid dividends.
The Red Devils created a high number of goal scoring chances relative to their possession at Vicarage Road and may employ a similar tactic in this game. Expect the visitors to welcome Arsenal on to them before using the pace and power of Paul Pogba, Rashford and Romelu Lukaku on the break.
Both teams can’t afford to lose points
However, neither team can afford to come away from this match with a defeat and it will be intriguing to see how each of them manages the balance between attack and defence.
If both teams come in with the same approach as they did in their mid-week fixtures, this could easily develop into the match of the season in the Premier League. Not only do we have a great rivalry between the two clubs, the managers and the fans but the destination of the Premier League title is also at stake in this game.
Defeat for either team or a draw is unthinkable and that’s why we could see something special at the Emirates as Arsenal and Manchester United lock horns for the first time this season.
Flutter on the side
Which man has what it takes to deliver for their team in one of the biggest Premier League games of the season? If you fancy a flutter, Lukaku is the man with the Premier League experience and would make a good bet to score the first goal in this match.
With new coach Emery and a new Arsenal, the meeting between Arsenal vs Manchester United is going to be something special.