Arsenal vs Manchester United: Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott could hurt United's defence

FANS' VIEW: Supporters of the sides involved at the Emirates this weekend offer their thoughts

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Ahead of the Premier League meeting between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates this weekend, we caught up with a couple of fans for their take on the match...

Arsenal fan - Lewis Potton

After another hugely traumatic night in Europe on Tuesday, Arsenal will have to come out fighting against a rejuvenated Manchester United. Anything else than 100 per cent commitment and we're sunk.

Whereas last time Arsenal lost in Europe against Zagreb I bemoaned a lack of pace and urgency up top, this time around it was total defensive chaos. Bringing Petr Cech back in will help somewhat, but as a fan I can't look past the abject defending of the back four. If Mathieu Flamini is fit, I'd seriously consider putting him into centre midfield alongside Coquelin to add some backbone to the team. Who plays at centre back? God only knows at the moment. They all look so weak.

Playing at home we always have a chance, but we'll need discipline and character to beat Louis van Gaal's side, something this Arsenal group have been sorely lacking of late. I can't see a boring 0-0, so I'll have to back the boys to steal it 2-1.


Manchester United fan - Matt Gault

This is the beginning of a tough run in the league for us, but I'm confident after our rich vein of form recently. We've won four on the bounce in all competitions and are scoring freely, so if we can continue the same sort of impressive attacking style, three points is a probability. 

The Emirates is always a tough place to visit and Arsenal will be determined to give their fans something to cheer about after losing to Olympiakos in the Champions League. Let's not forget, we collected an excellent victory away to the Gunners last season, playing some blistering counter-attacking football. With Memphis Depay and Martial in the lineup, I'm sure we can take another three back to Old Trafford and remain at the top of the table. 

The defence could be stronger and players like Sanchez and Walcott can hurt us with their pace and creativity, but I'm going for a 2-1 United win.

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