Manchester United will host Arsenal in the sixth round of the English Premier League at Old Trafford. The match will take held on September 4 at 21:00 IST.
The major event of the sixth round of the EPL will be a clash between Manchester United and Arsenal. An important and colourful rivalry between two clubs with a long history but who have struggled in recent years.
The teams appear to be only now emerging from their slump, but they are dealing with it in various ways. Arsenal has shown in the past that proper long-term planning, adherence to ideals, consistency in decision-making, and focus on youth development can produce wonders.
While Manchester United is bringing in a new coach and spending large money in the expectation of repairing things on the spur of the moment. Who knows, maybe this attempt may finally be a success.
Which strategy pays off will be revealed at the end of the season, while this match will reveal which team is better right now.
Manchester United News And Form:
Manchester United started slowly, losing to Brighton and Brentford in the first two rounds before beating Liverpool, Southampton, and Leicester. At the same time, the team’s attack appears to be exceedingly uninteresting, with only five goals in five rounds – only six clubs have fewer.
Jadon Sancho, who was highly criticised throughout the previous season, is the only Manchester United player to have scored more than one goal. He seemed to have fully settled down, and we may expect more.
Obviously, the Red Devils are not yet capable of outclassing their opponents – all of their triumphs have come by a single goal. Which isn’t very convincing, especially before such important meetings.
Man City, in contrast to Arsenal, are dealing with an entirely different type of problem. The club has been slow to process the transfers of two prospective core players, Casemiro and Antony.
Ten Hag just won’t have time to get them up to speed in time for the Arsenal encounter. At the same time, the Red Devils’ team is to be admired – even Cristiano Ronaldo is currently out of the starting lineup. There is simply not enough chemistry and practise of the Dutchman’s playing at the moment.
For the time being, the former coach has abandoned some of his ideals in favour of scoring at least a few points. This decision was made following a catastrophic disaster in the match against Brentford, where the players appeared to be brought together for the first time – they simply didn’t know what to do.
Furthermore, it appears that the best choice thus far has been the removal of team captain Harry Maguire from the starting lineup – a difficult step, but one that has helped the team feel more secure.
Arsenal Updates & Current Form:
What about the acquisitions of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, which cost Londoners about $100 million? Almost every side in the EPL can afford such spending during the summer transfer window.
If you want to stay afloat, you must continuously search for ways to strengthen the squad; it’s simply the laws of the ultra-competitive environment. However, it is a pittance in comparison to United’s colossal spending of around 240 million euros.
Although Nottingham Forest spent up to €161.95 million, it is unclear whether this will be enough to keep them in the top division. They are now 18th after losing to relegated AFC Bournemouth on Matchday 6. (2-3). So the Londoners’ transfer campaign can be deemed modest these days.
Despite their excellent start to the season, Arsenal have been unable to fund the acquisition of a strong defensive midfielder to replace the frequently injured Thomas Partey and the unexpectedly out of action Mohamed Elneny.
After subsequent diagnostics, it was discovered that the Egyptian’s injury was fairly significant just before the transfer window closed. Douglas Luiz (who had scored the day before at Emirates) had been on the Londoners’ radar for a long time, so they opted to entice him right on transfer deadline day as an act of emergence.
Unfortunately for Edu Gaspar and his colleagues, Aston Villa have been completely unwilling to let go of a key player, even for 29 million euros, rejecting three bids in a row. The manoeuvre piqued the interest of both the Brazilian and his agent. Perhaps the Lions chose to let him go for free because his contract ends in less than a year.
Arteta now lacks two of the three nominal CDMs, with the versatile Oleksandr Zinchenko, who might fill the position, also in doubt. Sambi Lokonga, who had a good game against the Villains last time out, will get another chance to break into the starting line-up.
But how the 22-year-old Belgian will handle the strain against Manchester United’s large team at Old Trafford remains to be seen.
The Londoners are excellent at both attacking and defending, and Mikel Arteta has finally ingrained a dominant style in the team: they are fourth in the league in possession (57% average each game).
Arsenal are also among the best in the league in terms of goals conceded, having allowed only four goals in five games – only Brighton have defended better (three). In reality, after five rounds, Arsenal are one of the most productive teams in the EPL, having scored 13 goals. Only two teams have scored more: Manchester City (19) and Liverpool (15).
The Red-Whites’ winning streak in all competitions is presently at 11 games, proving that what is happening is neither a fluke or a coincidence. However, the Londoners have not faced any notable opponents in official matches this season. As a result, the forthcoming game will be much more exciting to watch.
Manchester United form guide: L-L-W-W-W
Arsenal form guide: W-W-W-W-W
Manchester United Vs Arsenal Head-To-Head Record:
Predicted XI For Manchester United Vs. Arsenal:
Manchester United (4-2-3-1) probable starting lineup: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Sancho, Fernandes, Ronaldo; Rashford.
Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Lokonga; Saka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli; Jesus; Arsenal probable starting lineup (4-3-3)
Manchester United Vs. Arsenal Statistical Preview:
Manchester United has surrendered in seven of its last eight home games.
Manchester United has won ten of its past eleven Premier League home games.
Manchester United has scored in all seven of their Premier League home games this season.
Arsenal has won seven of its last eight Premier League road games against Manchester United.
Arsenal has won their previous six Premier League away games.
Arsenal has scored at least 1.5 goals in all six of their Premier League away games this season.
Prediction For Manchester United Vs. Arsenal:
With both teams up and going, the key issues remain to be addressed. For this match, there are no clear favourites. Arsenal has historically struggled to play at Old Trafford due to the tremendously hostile atmosphere.
However, in recent years, the Londoners have learnt to exploit United’s inconsistency and steal points from them.
Now, the Londoners appear to be significantly superior to Manchester United at the start of the season, giving the image of a more cohesive, well-organized, and prepared team – and the statistics back that up.
The Mancunians, for their part, have a significant accomplishment – a 2-1 victory over Liverpool. Furthermore, the home team has won three games in a row, however the triumphs have not been convincing. Despite this, Eric ten Hag has a good group, and with his assistance, the boys will rediscover consistency and their best form – it just takes time. Now, the match will reveal whether they are prepared to face such an onrushing, assaulting opponent, presenting a particular testing confirmation.
It is unlikely that the Gunners will win easily. The encounter will most likely be close, but the edge due to greater balance should be on the side of the visitors from London, even with their loss of two crucial midfielders.