Saturday, 2 December 2017

Arsenal vs Man United Match Preview, Possible Lineups + Other Today's EPL Fixtures

Arsenal will be hoping to close the gap on their Manchester rivals by extending the fine run of form at home in this term.
Arsenal vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: 2nd December 2017
Kick-Off Time: 18:30 - Nigerian time
Venue: Emirate Stadium (London)  
Arsenal come into this match with a total of 28 points and are in 14th position in the table at the moment.

They come off that big win over Huddersfield to further show their top four credentials and they have a two point edge over Liverpool for that spot.

Arsenal have a perfect home record of seven wins from seven matches so far.  They have given up only one goal at home since the opening day 4-3 win over Leicester, showing real defensive solidity. 

Meanwhile, Manchester United have 32 points coming into the match and will be second when the ball kicks off and when the final whistle blows as well.

The Red Devils have an eight point gap to leaders Manchester City, but are still best placed to challenge.

Man United's away record has been decent so far.  They have three wins, two draws, and two losses to their names.  One of the losses was in London- to Chelsea but they did win at Watford on Tuesday.

TEAM NEWS:

Arsenal - Manager Arsene Wenger continues to be without center midfielder Santi Cazorla, who just had yet another operation recently. Striker Alexandre Lacazette looks set to miss out as well due to an injury sustained on Wednesday after scoring after just three minutes.

Manchester United - Coach Jose Mourinho will be without center midfielder Michael Carrick here, but center back Phil Jones could be back in the team for this match.  Center midfielder and Nemanja Matic look a major doubt after coming off early on Tuesday.  This paves the way for Ander Herrera to come back into the team.  Maroune Fellaini also looks set for another spell out of the team.    

TEAM FORMS:

Arsenal have three wins and two losses in their last five matches.

United have three wins and two losses in their last five matches:

PREDICTED LINEUPS:

Arsenal (3-4-3): Cech; Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Alexis, Giroud
Arsenal 3-4-3 football formation

Man United (3-4-3): De Gea; Bailly, Smallng, Rojo; Darmian, Pogba, Herrera, Young; Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku
Manchester United 3-4-3 football formation

KEY STATS:
  • Arsenal and Manchester United have a long, storied history full of 184 prior meetings.
  • Arsenal have 63 wins, 43 draws, and a 78 losses to United. 
  • Arsenal have won their last 12 home PL matches in a row, last enjoying a longer run between February and November 2005 at Highbury (13).
  • No team have won more PL away matches at Arsenal than Manchester United (7, level with Liverpool) and only Chelsea (4) have won more at Emirates Stadium than United’s three.
  • Arsenal have scored at least 2 goals in their last 10 home matches (English Premier League).
  • Manchester United haven’t secured back-to-back away wins in the Premier League since a run of four in April.
PREDICTION:

Arsenal 2-1 Man United —   We all know that this game is not going to be an easy one for both sides but I see the Gunners narrowly winning this by luck this evening. 
 

TODAY'S ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES IN FULL

13:30  —   Chelsea VS Newcastle United

16:00  —   Brighton & Hove Albion VS Liverpool

16:00  —   Everton VS Huddersfield Town

16:00  —   Leicester City VS Burnley

16:00  —   Stoke City VS Swansea City

16:00  —   Watford VS Tottenham Hotspur

16:00  —   West Bromwich Albion VS Crystal Palace

18:30  —   Arsenal VS Manchester United

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