So the big day approaches as Arsenal prepare to take on Man United at Old Trafford tomorrow night. The Gunners have a dismal record against the Devils, in fact they have only won 17 League games up there in over 100 years of playing each other. The last time we won was in 2006, although we did knock them out of the FA Cup in 2015.
AS I listed yesterday morning, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has an extensive injury list and have hardly had the best start to the season, so for a change we are going into the game with a little more confidence than usual.
There have been some brilliant games between the two sides, especially in the Wenger v Fergie era when we were the top two teams in the country. Unai Emery has good memories of this classic fixture. “It’s an amazing moment, an amazing match between these two teams in the past, the present and the future,” the Gunners coach told SkySports. “Each match when I watched in Spain, Arsenal v Manchester United, Manchester United v Arsenal, was a special moment.
“I think Monday at eight o’clock, all around the world, if someone wants to watch a football match, it’s this one.
“We really want to play matches where we can do something important. We are preparing well. The players are wishing to play the next match – we know it’s a very big opportunity for us to get three points.”
It is good to hear that Emery thinks we have a good chance this season, but we always seem to play with an inferiority complex when we visit. Let’s hope we play to the best of our ability and come away with the points, but one thing I can be certain of is that it is going to be a cracking game!