Merson insists Casemiro’s absence gives Arsenal a huge advantage

Paul Merson insists he expects Manchester United to miss Casemiro when they face Arsenal this weekend, even though the Red Devils beat the Gunners in the reverse fixture without the Brazilian.

Casemiro is suspended for the game after picking up another yellow card in his last Premier League game, a huge blow to United.

Their manager Erik Ten Hag has played down the influence of the former Real Madrid midfielder, but former Gunner Merson insists they will miss the Brazilian.

He said on Sky Sports via Football Daily:

“He is massive for them. He would have looked after [Martin] Odegaard.

“Casemiro breaks up the play, I can not see Manchester United beating Arsenal without him.

“They might get a draw, might.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Casemiro has been one of the best midfielders in Europe this season, so United will miss the Brazilian and it is an obvious boost for us.

However, we cannot focus on a player that is unavailable to play. Instead, we must prepare to face others and work on winning against the best possible United team.

This is because we lost to them in the last game without Casemiro on the field, which shows they are a strong side.

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  1. The last sentence is certainly true, although it has to be said that they benefited from one of the six refereeing decisions that were picked out as “the worst game changing decisions of the season” (can’t remember if it was by the refereeing body or the PL).

    And that was before the shocker that gave them 3 points against City.

    I hope we’ll be prepared for their tactics this time and not get caught with through balls.

  2. Yes they beat Arsenal without Casemiro in the reverse fixture but what people forget is we didn’t have Thomas Partey in our team also which massively weakened our side. It will be different this time around trust me.

  3. They beat us with the help of referee. Anyway, today is a confirm win as our players are motivated to rectify the injustice.

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