Manchester United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford Monday night in poor shape and under the current circumstances are there for the taking.
Arsenal has a great opportunity here, United are without a recognised forward, their best player, Paul Pogba, is unlikely to start, their defence is vulnerable and the midfield is all over the place.
Obviously, United do pose a serious threat, they have home advantage and a squad full of talented individuals but they are in a bit of mess and you have to think that Arsenal would prefer playing United now rather than when they have all their best players back and in harmony.
But for Arsenal to win they will need their best players to turn up and for good reason, they have the capability to tear United to pieces.
If there was ever a game that Arsenal fans want to see Pepe at his best it is this game, it is coming, we will very soon see what he can really do and once that happens someone is going to be on the end of a hiding, let’s hope it’s United.
We have seen already this season what the young Spaniard can do, his first touch and vision are exceptional and the game against United is perfect for him, there will be room in midfield and he will be able to deploy his full arsenal.
If he gets going down the flank then United are in serious trouble, he is absolutely electric with immense speed and he can cause some serious damage, of that, I am absolutely one percent confident.
There are more players, Aubameyang as an example, but I just feel the three players I named above have that capability to control the game, Auba is more clinical but needs the service that Pepe, Ceballos and Tierney will be providing. Without them, he will struggle to score.