Arsene Wenger has stated that he believes Manchester United will come to the Emirates this weekend and attack his Arsenal side.
The Red Devils are known for their ‘parking the bus’ tactics which has seen them earn a number of 0-0 draws away from home in recent terms, but without a single win away against a top six side since joining United, Mourinho is expected to bring a more attacking side this weekend.
The Portuguese has fielded a very open looking system in recent weeks, including two former wingers at full-back in a back four, and Wenger certainly seems to be expecting the Red Devils to attack this weekend also.
The Frenchman said: “No, I don’t expect anything special. I just expect us to be ready to recover now. Man United is a strong team and I expect us just to cope with the problems they will give us. They will attack as well. They will not only defend.
“It is a game between Arsenal and Man United at home. I just want to focus and to prepare well my team, and give my team a good chance to win the game. Man United is doing well at the moment, we are doing well at the moment, so it looks to be a promising game.”
Wenger went onto reveal his selection problems, with Lacazette ‘certainly’ missing out, but Alexis Sanchez is expected to be available.
He added: “Sanchez had a little hamstring problem – that’s why I took him off but I think he will be alright,” he said. “Look, we have offensive weapons, you know. We have Danny Welbeck, we have Giroud, we have Jack Wilshere who all came on. They are all offensive players.
“I will see what I do for Saturday but ideally you wanted him (Lacazette) there.”
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