Manchester United vs Arsenal
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2016,
Kick-off at 12:30 UK.
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
Arsene Wenger’s side are winless in the league against United for over a decade, their last victory coming in September 2006 when Emmanuel Adebayor scored the only goal. A Danny Welbeck-inspired FA Cup triumph in 2015 somewhat bucked the trend but Old Trafford has not been a happy hunting ground for Arsenal since their famous title win there in 2002.
Nor has Jose Mourinho been an easy opponent for Wenger, who could not even find a way past his managerial rival during Chelsea’s disastrous slump at the start of last season.
But Arsenal’s manager at least enters Saturday’s clash in relatively solid form, unbeaten in 10 league games and within two points of the Premier League summit. Manchester United are six points further back and yet to consistently impress this season.
But who will come out on top? Here’s the full breakdown ahead of Saturday’s clash at Old Trafford…
Manchester United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on Saturday November 19. Kick-off is scheduled for 12:30pm.
Manchester United vs Arsenal: Head-to-Head Stats
Arsenal haven’t won a Premier League game at Old Trafford since 2006 as Manchester United hold on to a 9 match unbeaten record with 7 wins and 2 draws.
The overall record across all venues and all competitions also tip in favour of Manchester United as they were defeated only thrice by Arsenal in 19 meetings. The Red Devils picked 12 wins and 4 draws during the period.
Arsenal earned a 3-0 home win in the first leg clash of 2015/16 season, while they were defeated 3-2 in the return leg at Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Arsenal: Prediction
We believe we will witness another typical Jose Mourinho tactical set up with Manchester United on Saturday evening. His primary motto will be to ask Arsenal to take on the attack so that his quick players can exploit on the counter. Arsene Wenger had fallen to the trap on two occasions last season in matches against Chelsea.
While Wenger will be heavily reliant on the team spirit to break the jinx at Old Trafford. It must be highlighted that Arsenal were unable to defeat United at Old Trafford despite being in best of their forms in previous seasons.
The above facts will give United a slight advantage going into this game, but the defensive ploy could backlash at some point. So our pick for the match is a 2-2 draw at full-time.
Manchester United vs Arsenal: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 5/4 (2.25)
Draw at full-time at 12/5 (3.40).
Correct Full-Time Score: 2-2 at 14/1 (15.00).