Premier League: Manchester United v Arsenal match preview
A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at Old Trafford
Friday 08 November 2013
Arsenal’s impressive away victory against last year’s Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund caps 15 undefeated away games, but to get all the points at Old Trafford on Sunday, the Gunners know they shouldn’t rely on history.
United have taken their time to adjust to David Moyes’ revolution, trailing eight points behind the Premier League leaders, but they have succeeded at rediscovering their rhythm as they are undefeated since September.
Rejuvenated Wayne Rooney fueled the passions yesterday by claiming he was not too sure about Arsenal’s title chances, but he will have to speak with his feet on Sunday as Arsene Wenger’s side will be further boosted by the possible returns of Theo Walcott and Mathieu Flamini.
The ex-Everton manager will undoubtedly look for ways to keep on-fire Aaron Ramsey and company quiet on the day, and the likely return of Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverly may help, while Wenger will be hoping a repeat of his team’s organised performances against Dortmund and Liverpool.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 4.10pm
PAST FIVE MEETINGS:
Arsenal 1 Man United 1, Premier League, April 2013
Man United 2 Arsenal 1, Premier League, November 2012
Arsenal 1 Man United 2, Premier League, January 2012
Man United 8 Arsenal 2, Premier League, August 2011
Arsenal 1 Man United 0, Premier League, May 2011
David Moyes doesn’t hold a particularly good record against Wenger: He has won three, drawn six, and lost 14 games against the Frenchman in the Premier League.
Aaron Ramsey has scored six goals and provided three assists in his last three Premier League appearances.
Arsenal are the only side that have scored in all 10 Premier League matches this season.
Arsenal have won at Old Trafford three times in the Premier League era – winning the title in two of those seasons.
Manchester United have lost seven and lost none in their last eight Old Trafford matches against Arsenal.
United have scored in their last 53 Premier League home games, an all-time Premier League record.
United to win: 1.25
Arsenal to win: 2.1
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 4.10pm, Highlights on BBC1 at 11.10pm
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