Arsenal will host Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday in the Premier League
The Gunners are looking to extend their six game unbeaten run against United, following an impressive 3-1 victory over Southampton on Tuesday.
The two teams will kick off at 5.30pm and you can calculate your bets for the next Premier league match, with Arsenal aiming to close the gap between them and a European spot for next season. Mikel Arteta’s side are currently 9th and 10 points behind their opposition in 2nd.
After their poor start to the campaign, the Gunners have now won nine games out of a possible 20, five of them coming in their last six league games. They have also only conceded two goals during that spell as well.
They got their vengeance over Southampton in mid-week, who knocked them out of the FA Cup three days prior to their next meeting.
Goals from Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette were enough to seal the victory, with Arteta’s young guns flying right now.
Man United however, suffered a shock 2-1 loss at the hands of Sheffield United on Wednesday evening.
Goals from Kean Bryan and Oliver Burke dealt United their first loss in the league since their 1-0 defeat against Arsenal back in early November.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team were looking to jump their Manchester rivals, Man City, to the summit of the Premier League table, but instead were left dejected after their 13 match unbeaten run came to an end.
Arsenal could still be without some of their crucial players ahead of the Man United tie. Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed out on both of their games against Southampton last week, due to his mother being ill in health.
Mikel Arteta said he was unsure if the striker will be able to return for this game. “Things are looking better at the moment but we will have to wait and see,” he said on Thursday.
Both Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe limped off during their victory on Tuesday, but are likely to be okay for this fixture.
Kieran Tierney should also return after missing their last two games, but Dani Ceballos and Pablo Mari are still doubtful.
However, Arteta may be boosted by the arrival of highly-rated Martin Odegaard, after they signed him on loan from Real Madrid on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old was able to train with his new team over the past couple of days and could well feature in the squad on Saturday.
Manchester United have no new injuries within the team for this upcoming match, but Eric Bailey could return after he was left out of their defeat against Sheffield United with a knock.
Brandon Williams is back training with the squad following his injury, but Phil Jones still remains unavailable.
This tie is shaping up to be a mouth-watering encounter, as both teams will look for the three points to climb further up the table.
Mikel Arteta will want to keep this run of form going, whereas Ole will be aiming to reclaim his mantle at the top of the Premier League.
Arsenal have got the better of their opposition in recent years, unbeaten against them in the league since 2018. However, with United looking to get back to winning ways, we can expect fireworks on Saturday.