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Manchester United vs Arsenal: The big rivals meet in front of Manchester crowd

Manchester United vs Arsenal: The big rivals meet in front of Manchester crowd

Manchester United is delighted to host Arsenal on Monday evening in the last Premier League Matchday 7. The decision to sell Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku without a replacement is proving costly as United is having 12 points on the table with only two registered wins. Adding the fact of a frustrating long injury list Ole may have difficulties in making the proper tactical calculations for the match ahead. Emery on the other side is in a better mood after seeing his youngsters shine against Nottingham in midweek. The points are vital to each sides and none would be happy in sharing the spoils.

Manchester United News:

The 4-0 win against Chelsea in the opening match seems far away as United managed a penalty shoot-out win on Wednesday against Rochdale in what could be a humiliating elimination from the EFL Cup following the defeat to West Ham in the last Premier League round. Red Devils will take any kind of win against Arsenal aiming to lift the mood in their camp. They may not be the most relentless attacking side, but will surely produce goalmouth actions in front of the visitors poor organized back-line.

Arsenal News:

It is yet to be known if Premier League is too strong, or the signing of Nicolas Pepe and David Luiz is not enough to see Arsenal as title contenders. But a team focused on building an attacking style of play always remain a team to watch. Arsenal is traveling to Manchester in hopes of exploiting the chaotic atmosphere in the hosts camp. And the forward trio will be quite motivated to prove their worth with Aubameyang entering the match to continue his marvel form by keeping his perfect scoring success to another league match. 

Manchester United Team News:

Not to mention Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford both missing due to injuries, Manchester United main man Paul Pogba is another doubtful player to start the match against Arsenal as he is suffering from a swollen ankle. The youngster Mason Greenwood is expected to be the danger to the Arsenal defense.

Arsenal Team News:

Alexandre Lacazette is not able to help the team against United while still recovering from the ankle injury. The Frenchman remains out of action but Emery will have several defense options in his disposal after the long-awaited comebacks of Bellerin, Tierney and Holding.

Probable Lineups:

Manchester United Lineups: David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Ashley Young, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Andreas Perreira, Juan Mata, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood; Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Subs: Romero, Rojo, Tuanzebe, Gomez, Matic, Fred, Chong, Lingard 

Arsenal Lineups: Bernd Leno, Calum Chambers, Sokratis, David Luiz, Sead Kolasinac, Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi, Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Coach: Unai Emery


Subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Ozil, Willock, Martinelli, Chambers, Nelson

Match Facts:

-Arsenal is in a no loss streak for five matches.

-United has not managed to keep the clean sheet for the last twelve matches.

-In the last time clash in Old Trafford teams shared the spoils in a 2-2 final result.

-Solskjaer and Emery have met four times and both sides have registered two wins, with no match ending in a draw.

Match Prediction:

Having a look at United poor attacking organization and out of sorts performances, and an instabile Arsenal defense on the other hand, the match is expected to be pretty chaotic. The Gunners look dangerous in attack and have a fully fit defensive line, but as the match is being played in Old Trafford there is a big value in ending the match in draw.

Prediction: Draw

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