Man United v Arsenal Tips: Emery’s men to end Old Trafford hoodoo?
Two sides in contrasting veins of form meet in a Premier League classic this evening, as Manchester United host Arsenal at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have won just five times in the league since the opening day. The Gunners, by contrast, are unbeaten in 19 matches in all competitions under new boss Unai Emery.
Who will prevail under the lights at the Theatre of Dreams? We’ve previewed the clash below.
If United’s overall form has been bad, their record at Old Trafford is even worse.
Jose Mourinho’s men have won just four times at home this term and have not won back-to-back matches on home turf since May. They’re 27/20 to put the record straight here.
Arsenal may be on an excellent run but their record in this part of the world leaves a lot to be desired. The Gunners are winless in the league at Old Trafford since 2006.
Given the North Londoners’ tendency to start slow in matches, United are also available at 2/1 to Win the First Half.
Mourinho has an injury list longer than his list of critics ahead of this one. That could mean a first Premier League start for Diogo Dalot, while Matteo Darmian is expected fill in on the left.
Marcos Rojo may also be risked at centre-half, while Paul Pogba could drop out after incurring the manager’s wrath after the 2-2 draw at Southampton on Saturday.
Marouane Fellaini looks set to drop deeper as a result, which would allow Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard to flank Romelu Lukaku up-front.
For the Gunners, Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey are pushing for starts after both made huge impacts off the bench against Tottenham Hotspur.
Granit Xhaka, meanwhile, is banned, which should provide Matteo Guendouzi with a route back into the team.
United will have to have be switched to avoid being comprehensively outplayed – and outpassed – against an Arsenal team which has its groove back under Emery.
Where: Old Trafford
How to watch: BT Sport 1
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