Arsenal SHOULD be confident of win over Mourinho’s Man United

Arsenal play host to Manchester United at the Emirates this weekend, as we look to close the gap between ourselves and second place to only one point.

The Gunners come into the match on the back of a 5-0 win over Huddersfield, but that victory come at a cost as we lost Alexandre Lacazette to a hamstring injury, and he may now be missing for some time. His departure from the field saw us add another four goals on Tuesday night however, and there would be no reason to lose belief in our attack in his absence.

We are playing some great football at present, highlighted by our dominating display against Tottenham, and should be confident of putting our big rivals under it at the weekend, although the form book is known to go out the window when taking on close rivals.

Jose Mourinho is known for his mind games when it comes to the important fixtures, and considering how highly rated he is as a boss, his record playing away to the big six is awful. Since 2015, the Portuguese hasn’t a single away win over any of the five big rivals that he has come up against in the league, and is regularly criticised for ‘parking the bus’ in such encounters.

It is believed that he has little belief in his defence, which is why he has to task the rest of his team to help out predominantly at the back, and this attitude will of course hinder your chances of scoring goals, and therefore making it difficult to win games. His side have not only failed to win any of their matches since 2015, but have only scored one goal away goal against the top six sides in their last 10 outings, which should surely give us some confidence no?

Will Mourinho change his tactics with Manchester City eight points clear at the top of the table? Should Arsenal be clear favourites to win the match?

Pat J

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  1. gotanidea says:

    When facing a big team in an away match, Mourinho likes to make his team very defensive and prepared for quick counter-attacks. Wenger has faced Mourinho many times and he surely knows Mourinho’s tendencies when facing Arsenal.

    I am sure Arsenal players are motivated to show their capabilities in front of another big team and some might have saved their energy in the Huddersfield match. Welbeck would also be eager to show Manchester United again what they have missed.

  2. Nothing changed says:

    Most times when Arsenal get confident they drop the ball. I think they should play like we all expect them to fail. Arsenal do best when there is no pressure of expectations.

    1. Ignasi says:

      Spot on. i expect arsenal to draw or lose.

  3. Ackshay says:

    funny that the media was printing wenger awful away form everywhere before and after the man city as an indicator of our poor form against big clubs while conveniently forgetting our good form at home vs the same teams. now nowhere will you see mourinho awful away form since he is a superior manager than wenger in their minds and they like to overate him.

  4. Sukhjot Gunner says:

    Confidence is surely something we are not short of at the moment. Maybe at the weekend it is more of will be beat them rather than can we beat them coz the answer for the latter is HELL YES.. I seriously hope we beat manure and put mourinho out of his misery as he has been talking rubbish about wenger for ages. What better to shut his mouth than for arsene to record back 2 back league victories over his arch rival…..

  5. nuel says:

    I don’t see any reason why arsenal should not win this match against utd

  6. deleny says:

    well said fellow fanatic. I dnt see any good and bad reason why we shldnt beat manure urinated team this wkend. Nt getting my hopes too high. Its just the obvious.

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