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Arsenal vs Manchester United – Preview, Prediction & potential line-ups

Arsenal will be seeking revenge on Sunday afternoon when they welcome Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium. As with most Arsenal games this season, the football predictions for this game favour an Arsenal win – however the hosts will be wary of United’s ability to play on the counter.

The Gunners lost their previous meeting with the Red Devils 3-1, with Antony scoring on his debut before Marcus Rashford notching a brace to help his side to a comfortable victory. 

However, that was their only league defeat this season and Mikel Arteta’s side have been brilliant since. 

Their superb run of form after the World Cup break has seen them eight points clear at the top of the standings, while the latest Arsenal news being so positive has been greatly pleasing for all Arsenal fans. 

They were most recently in action at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, where they eased past their derby rivals 2-0. 

An own goal from Hugo Lloris put the Gunners in the ascendancy before Martin Odegaard doubled their advantage with a sensational effort in the first-half. 

Spurs tried to make a comeback after the interval but their North London rivals held out for a superb win. 

Manchester United, on the other hand, picked up a disappointing 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace to see their winning run come to an end. 

Erik ten Hag’s side put themselves in a strong position to register full points after Bruno Fernandes struck just before the break. 

However, a stunning injury-time freekick from Michael Olise meant they were forced to return with a single point from South London. 

But the draw is unlikely to dampen their spirits very much as United have been enjoying an excellent run of form overall.  

The Red Devils claimed a huge 2-1 victory over Manchester City at the weekend, with Bruno Fernandes and Rashford on target for the home side. 

Match Preview 


Mikel Arteta’s side have a brilliant opportunity to win the Premier League title this season. They have a young and talented squad who have been delivering performances on a consistent basis this term. 

The Gunners haven’t conceded a goal since the turn of the year. They have also managed to keep an incredible nine clean sheets this season, with only Newcastle United ahead of them. 

Manchester United 

United will be able to reduce the gap to only five points with Arsenal if they triumph on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium. It will then become hard to exclude them from the Premier League title race. 

Their recent displays suggest the Red Devils have the capability to come away with full points from North London. Their defence looks solid as they have managed to keep eight clean sheets so far this season. They also boast pacy wingers in Antony and Rashford who are very effective during transitions. 

Arsenal vs Manchester United Potential line-ups 

Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Eriksen, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst

Arsenal vs Manchester United Prediction 

Both teams are currently enjoying an impressive run of form. However, in an unwelcome piece of Manchester United news, Ten Hag’s side will be missing Casemiro on Sunday due to suspension.

Considering United will be missing one of their key players, we believe Arsenal to edge the contest with a 2-1 success. 

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United 

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