In this article we deal about the preview, analysis and prediction of the infamous premier League clash Manchester United vs Arsenal
Competition: Premier League
Venue: Old Trafford
Date: Wednesday, 5 December
Kick-off: 8:00 PM GMT
They have played 14 matches with 6 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. Currently the red devils are placed 7th in the league table. United have scored total of 22 goals and also they have conceded 23 goals so far this season. This 23 goals were conceded mainly due to their leaky defense. As of now they have conceded more goals among the top 15 teams. They also have a negative goal difference.
If we clearly analyze the team’s way of play, it is understood that their last 12 matches results are following a pattern. They are losing 1 match and remaining unbeaten for 3 matches and again losing 1 match and remaining unbeaten for another 3 matches. This was the pattern in the last 12 matches including the result of Premier League and Champions League. If this continues, then Arsenal match is a losing cause for them, but we cannot simply say like that. Any result can happen on the match day. They last lost to Manchester City in the famous derby clash and after that they have 2 draws in Premier League and 1 win in Champions League. The red devils have lost just 2 matches in their last 10 matches in Premier League. Jose Mourinho‘s team have 4 draws and 4 wins in those 10 matches.
Man Utd are strong in their home ground. They have played 6 matches so far. In those 6 matches, they have 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. This loss came against Tottenham by 0 – 3. They are completely strong in Old Trafford.
Manchester United are short of defensive options, and will hope Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly recover from respective foot and back problems. Ashley Young is definitely ruled out for the Reds, through suspension, which could open the door to Antonio Valencia, Diogo Dalot or Matteo Darmian at right-back.
The gunners were very impressive and remains unbeaten in their 19 matches so far they have played. This includes both Premier League and Europa League. They had played 14 matches in Premier League and in that they have 9 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. These 2 losses came against Manchester City and Chelsea in the opening games. And after that the gunners never turned down and were outstanding. Currently they are placed fourth in the table.
Arsenal has a poor record in Old Trafford in the last 10 years. They last won in Old Trafford was in the year 2006 in the Premier League and had registered a win in FA cup in the year 2015. After that they never won in the red devils home ground. In the last 10 meetings in Old Trafford, the gunners had lost 7 matches, 2 draws and had only 1 win.
Pierre – Emerick Aubameyang is the season’s top goal scorer with 10 goals and followed by Alexandre Lacazette with 6 goals. Aaron Ramsey have season’s top assists with 6 goals.
Arsenal has so far scored 32 goals and conceded 18 goals so far. This 18 goals were second next to Manchester United’s 23 in top 8 teams. Thus Arsenal is also suffering in the defense section.
Head to Head
Manchester United has 98 wins, 47 draws and Arsenal has 82 wins in their previous meetings. Manchester United are strong in their home ground and it will be a big task for Arsenal to win. Arsenal on other hand are unbeaten in their 19 games and coming into this important match.
Seeing at the statistical point of view, we feel that Manchester United vs Arsenal match will end up in a draw and the score could be 2 – 2 .