Arsenal vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: 22 January 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
When Arsenal plays Manchester United, who hopes to catch up to the Gunners, they will try to recover the eight-point lead at the top.
Arsenal and Manchester United prepare for a titanic matchup at the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta is anxious for his team to reclaim their eight-point lead before the midweek match against Manchester City, who defeated Tottenham.
The Gunners, who defeated fierce rival Tottenham last weekend, enter this match in excellent form.
Hugo Lloris’ own goal for Spurs, along with Martin Odegaard’s incredible strike for Arsenal, sealed the victory.
After Manchester City’s defeat in the Manchester Derby, their lead increased to eight points as a result of the victory.
Leandro Trossard’s recent entry will improve Arteta’s squad choices, which required more depth in the attacking area.
It will be a key element against Manchester United as Arsenal looks to avenge their season-opening defeat at Old Trafford.
Erik ten Hag will be hoping for a repeat of his performance from October because as things stand, Manchester United is the only team to defeat Arsenal this year.
This matchup at the Emirates may have been what the Dutch manager had wanted to be a top-of-the-table contest. However, his club suffered a midweek defeat to Crystal Palace.
Before Michael Olise came up in stoppage time and scored from a stunning free kick, they were only inches away from a tight 1-0 victory.
Casemiro, a crucial midfielder, also received a costly yellow card late in the game, which will keep him out of the match at the Emirates.
Manchester United defeated Arsenal without the Brazilian, as ten Hag noted, and might have to do it once more.
Even if they were without their star Gabriel Jesus, the Gunners are a very different and stronger team than the one that went to Old Trafford.
A victory would push Manchester United closer to Arteta’s group, while a loss would undoubtedly put an end to their tenuous chances of mounting a title assault.
Arsenal vs Manchester United Head to head :
- The teams have two wins each in the last five head to head meetings.
- Manchester United celebrated a 3-1 victory in the first half of the season back in September last year.
- The Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score option landed in each of the last three head to head encounters.
Arsenal vs Manchester United Prediction :
Games of this size frequently struggle with making accurate forecasts. It’s much more difficult because both teams are at the top of their game.
But with their current momentum, Arsenal might be in the lead.
Additionally, Mikel Arteta’s team hasn’t displayed any symptoms of faltering and appears to be a well-rehearsed one.
At the Emirates, Manchester United has recently had trouble.
They may be coming off of a ten-game winning streak when they play this game.
The Gunners, though, continue to dominate due to their form.
Arteta will line up his squad similarly to how he has done this season while playing against powerful opposition.
Arsenal are still the favorites to defeat Manchester United and may do it with ease.
Arsenal vs Manchester United Team News :
The Arsenal lineup will decide themselves if they survive the North London derby, with Ramsdale still unharmed despite being the subject of a despicable fan attack and Gabriel Jesus still expected to miss several weeks of action with a knee injury.
Bukayo Saka would join the illustrious Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg as the only other Arsenal players to score in three straight league games against Man United with another goal.
Leandro Trossard’s transfer from Brighton & Hove Albion has now been officially announced by the Gunners, and given that he was registered before Friday at 12 p.m., they are “hopeful” that he may make his debut here.
Casemiro’s cynical scything down of Wilfried Zaha at Selhurst Park earned him his fifth caution of the year and a suspension for this pivotal match.
The Man United faithful was incensed.
As a result, Fred should move in to partner Eriksen in the midfield, while Jadon Sancho, who had been on an individual program, has resumed training but is not likely to be given the starting role just yet.
While Axel Tuanzebe and Donny van de Beek are still sidelined, Diogo Dalot and Anthony Martial’s problems will also need to be evaluated. Jack Butland will be back on the bench after missing the match against his parent club.
Marcus Rashford, who has four goals and four assists from 10 league appearances versus the Gunners, will be forced to the wide position if Martial is not assessed healthy enough to play. Burnley loanee Wout Weghorst will get another chance to start.
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Eriksen, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst