In the headline fixture of the weekend, Arsenal lock horns with old rivals Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Arsenal lost their 100% Premier League record last weekend as they were held to a frustrating 2-2 draw against ten-man Fulham with Joao Palhinha grabbing a late equaliser for the Cottagers after a quickfire double from Buyako Saka and Eddie Nketiah had put the Gunners in front.
Mikel Arteta’s men will now be looking to bounce back from that disappointment and personnel changes are expected for this one, particularly in defence.
So far this season, Arteta has decided to go without Gabriel Magalhaes and instead opted for an experimental back-four.
However, after conceding two against Fulham in their last outing, the Gunners boss may decide to recall the Brazilian defender to the starting line-up.
At the other end of the pitch, in the absence of Gabriel Jesus, Nketiah has been a bright spark with his early-season form earning him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad.
Arsenal v Manchester United
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JAN 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United
SEP 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal
APR 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 3-1 Manchester United
DEC 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal
JAN 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United
NOV 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal
JAN 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United
SEP 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 1-2 Arsenal
MAR 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United
JAN 2019 FA CUP Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United
Manchester United managed to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, but were made to work for it against Nottingham Forest last weekend.
Inside the opening five minutes of the match, the Red Devils found themselves 2-0 down thanks to goals from Taiwo Awoniyi and Willy Boly for the away side.
However, a second-half fight-back, aided by a sending off for Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall, helped Manchester United to a 3-2 victory and a valuable three points for Erik Ten Hag’s men.
They will now be looking to build on that, but Arsenal – regardless of the result in their last outing – will obviously be a tough test for them.
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