Manchester United vs. Arsenal: Premier League – Match Preview

Manchester United and Arsenal meet on Sunday with the two Premier League giants in the bottom half of the table.

Manchester United have enjoyed a good run of form since the international break and thrashed RB Leipzig 5-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

They were held to a goalless draw at home by Chelsea last weekend though, a game where both sides struggled to create chances.

Arsenal were surprisingly beaten at home by Leicester City, conceding a late Jamie Vardy winner at the Emirates.

They bounced back to beat Dundalk in the Europa League, scoring three goals in a six minute period either side of half-time.

Premier League form: Manchester United W2 D1 L2; Arsenal W2 D0 L3
Premier League top scorers
Manchester United – Bruno Fernandes 3 goals
Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette 3 goals

Match history
Arsenal are unbeaten in the last four league meetings between the two, drawing on their last two visits to Old Trafford.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored a second half leveller in the meeting last term, cancelling out Scott McTominay’s opener.

Last five Premier League meetings
Arsenal 2 Manchester United 0 – 01/01/20
Manchester United 1 Arsenal 1 – 30/09/19
Arsenal 2 Manchester United 0 – 10/03/19
Manchester United 2 Arsenal 2 – 05/12/18
Manchester United 2 Arsenal 1 – 29/04/18

Team news
Alex Telles has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss out, along with Anthony Martial who completes the third of a three game ban.

Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani are both expected to be among the substitutes.

David Luiz is a major doubt for the trip to Old Trafford meaning Shkodran Mustafi may continue.

Willian and Dani Ceballos are both expected to start, however Nicolas Pepe and Mohamed Elneny will deputise if either fail to recover.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-3-1-2): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; Fred, McTominay, Pogba; Fernandes; Rashford, Greenwood
Arsenal (4-3-3): Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Gabriel, Tierney; Ceballos, Partey, Xhaka; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Predictions

Result: Manchester United
Arsenal haven’t won at Old Trafford in the league since 2006 and have suffered three defeats in their first six league matches this season

Correct Score: 2-1
Both teams have scored in the last seven meetings between the two at Old Trafford

Anytime Goalscorer: Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford scored a hat-trick off the bench on Wednesday and will likely lead the line here

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