Manchester United make the trip to North London today to take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
The Red Devils come into the match on the back of a crucial 1-0 away win in the first-leg of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday, a tie which is claimed to have been prioritised over today’s encounter.
Jose Mourinho has claimed that he will be fielding a weakened side today, with the second-leg of the European competition to take place in four days, but he is known for his mind games, and he will not be coming here to give up his unbeaten streak without a fight.
United bring a 25-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League, while Arsenal’s last loss came only last weekend. Our side need to put the defeat against neighbours Spurs behind them, and will be hoping to re-start a run of wins which they had going into that match.
Santi Cazorla and Lucas Perez are the only players who we definitely do not have available for upcoming match, while Granit Xhaka, David Ospina and Shkodran Mustafi have all returned to training in the past few days. The Red Devils have a long list of players unavailable with injury, while last week’s red card for Marouane Fellaini sees him ruled out also.
Predicted Arsenal XI:
Gabriel Koscielny Mustafi
Oxlade Elneny Ramsey Monreal
This team has more than enough in it to beat a full strength Manchester United team, but that is not what we are up against. Today WILL see an end to their unbeaten streak, although I’m not sure it will be plain-sailing all day. Our side has been up-and-down so much this season, but today is going to go our way.
I’m going with a 3-1 victory, and for some reason I am picturing Mesut Ozil with the opening goal.
What are your predictions for the big game?