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Manchester United vs Arsenal. EPL. Week 27. Preview.

28 February 2016, 15:05

Venue: Old Trafford

Referee: Craig Pawson

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Head to head

04.10.15 Arsenal 3-0 Manchester Utd
17.05.15 Manchester Utd 1-1 Arsenal
09.03.15 Manchester Utd 1-2 Arsenal
22.11.14 Arsenal 1-2 Manchester Utd
12.02.14 Arsenal 0-0 Manchester Utd
28.04.13 Manchester Utd 1-0 Arsenal

Absolutely similar statistics for last 6 games show the relative equality of the team qualities. If you look deeper, however, you will notice that Manchester United are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 home matches against Arsenal in all competitions.

Still, Arsenal’s big win in the first leg match may imply that this season is more successful for the Gunners… Well, will see…

Short and sweet on everything

Teams P W D L Goals Last 5 matches Pts
3 Arsenal 26 15 6 5 41-23 DLDWW 51
5 Manchester United 26 11 8 7 33-24 WLWDL 41
Manchester United

Manchester United have been regaining form in last matches. The team won two last games, one in FA Cup, the other in Europa League and ensured its place in the next rounds of the leagues. However, Van Gaal’s team still do not feel comfortable in Premier League and facing EPL’s 3rd  team after two unknown and unexperienced teams may become a real challenge for “The Red Devils”, taking into account the long list of injured players. This fact may also let the youngster Rashford play, as he did during the midweek game against Midtjylland scoring 2 goals.

Coach: Louis van Gaal

Injured: Shaw, Young, Jones, Schweinsteiger, Rooney, Fellaini, Keane, Valencia, De Gea (?), Smalling (?), Darmian (?), Martial (?), Borthwick Jackson (?).

Suspended: none

Probable Lineup:

MU!

Arsenal

Arsenal had a not very successful week. The team has an away draw with Hull City (0-0) and a midweek home loss against Barcelona (0-2) in UCL. Now they need to prove their status of being the 3rd in EPL by beating up the instable MU. Moreover, Arsene Wenger has his forward Danny Welbeck who seems to look forward to the match against his former club and will probably show the 100%.

However, Arsenal also suffer from injuries. Although Gabriel returned and is almost fit for the game, Oxlade Chamberlain got an ankle and knee injury in the game against Barcelona.

Coach: Arsene Wenger

Injured: Wilshere, Rosicky, Cazorla, Chamberlain, Paulista

Suspended: none

Probable Lineup

Arsenal

By: Inga Voskerchian