Manchester United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon off the back of a timely upturn in form that could see them extend their long unbeaten head-to-head record against the Gunners at home. It’s been ten years since Arsenal won in United’s backyard in the league, and with the Red Devils having picked up back-to-back wins ahead of this weekend’s meeting, they may be kept waiting.
Manchester United vs Arsenal Odds
- Manchester United 3.05
- Draw 3.20
- Arsenal 2.35
United have enjoyed two emphatic wins in their last two games at Old Trafford, beating Sunderland (3-0) in the league and FC Midtjylland (5-1) in Europe, and Monday’s 3-0 win away to Shrewsbury in the FA Cup further emphasises how Louis van Gaal side’s may be turning a corner. Arsenal won’t under-estimate United as a result, but they can’t afford anything less than a win to ensure they don’t lose ground in the title-race.
Defeat for Arsenal on Sunday will see them risk falling five points behind leaders Leicester City should the Foxes come out on top in their respective outing, so the pressure is firmly on their shoulders to end their 10-year wait for a league victory at Old Trafford. They’re coming off the back of consecutive league wins, but most recently suffered a midweek defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League that could set them back at the worst time.
United will be looking to take advantage despite enduring an injury crisis to their squad, and their psychological advantage could see them crushing Arsenal’s title hopes to boost their own fledgling aspirations of a top-four finish in the division.
Manchester United seems to have turned a corner and I expect them to have a very strong match at home this Sunday. They cannot win the title in the EPL this year, but they still have a chance to finish in the top 4 or 5 and gain entry into tournaments in Europe next season. This is a very big match for Manchester United as well, and I expect them to come out and look to salvage some respect by beating Arsenal on their home pitch.
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