Man Utd v Arsenal Preview, Injury News, Preferred XI & Prediction

By on November 9, 2013

Arsenal end a huge week with a trip to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford this Sunday.

We are sitting top of table, two points above second placed Liverpool and a full eight ahead of United so this really is a huge game for both clubs.

A win and we’ll boast an 11 point advantage over the defending champions but lose and they will be right back in the mix.

There is no reason we shouldn’t be confident after excellent victories over Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund and let’s face it, this isn’t the United we grew to hate under Sir Alex Ferguson. They look vulnerable at the back and this is the best chance we’ve had in years to get one over them at Old Trafford.

Our away form has also been exemplary, not losing in 14 games, so United should be the ones fearing playing us this time around.

Injury News

Mathieu Flamini is expected to be back in the squad and I’d like to see him come straight back in to the starting eleven. I feel we’ve missed his tenacity in the middle of the park in recent games and Arsene Wenger seems to favour the Flamini-Arteta axis.

A late check will be made on Jack Wilshere but I really don’t see him starting even if he’s passed fit. Tomas Rosicky was immense in midweek, while the guile of Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil will rip United’s timid defence to shreds, so I see a place among the subs as the best Jack can hope for tomorrow.

Theo Walcott should be back after the international break so is out along with Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Diaby.

As for United, they will be missing Danny Welbeck while Rafael, Jonny Evans and Michael Carrick could return.

Preferred XI

Here’s the team I’d go with:

Rosicky doesn’t deserve to be dropped but we can’t bench Ramsey and I think Wenger will go with Falmini and Arteta in the middle to keep things tight.


We are the form team and have an excellent chance to put another nail in their title defence, and I think we’ll take it.

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal



  1. red devil

    November 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    3-1 united this is what the score is goona look like wayne rooney and hicha will score

    • ogban

      November 9, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      Dream on, baby

  2. Kassim umar

    November 9, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Man u2 Arsenal0

  3. eyob

    November 9, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    we have to accept the realities
    that it
    many 1 arsenal 3

  4. Remi

    November 9, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Man united 2 arsenal 3.

  5. Kalayor

    November 9, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Man utd wil win arsnal, rooney to open the first goal, in 15mints first half, in 40 mints van persy wil score the second gaol…to close the first half. So comin up 4 the second half arsnal wil score to mak it 2-1, den b4 de endin of second half rooney wil score de third gaol to seal it 3-1 win to end de match.

  6. Allan1340

    November 9, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I am satisfied to win with one goal but tomorrow we have to be as good and clever as we were against Dortmund then we will win, no place to mistake and I believe Wenger will say to our squad that they may not be naive like we played against Chelsea.

  7. Kalayor

    November 9, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    It has been man utd birth right, rit frm tim man utd has de key to arsnal, de ar nt a treat, arsnal am sorry, is a pitty is normal, nd it has been writin, nd cn nt be broken.

  8. xmas henry

    November 9, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    yes man u has been winning but, this is a different arsenal entirely so don’t dwell on man u winning the game, this is arsenal’s time guys just relacks and watch exciting football like never before.

  9. Septimus chader

    November 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Arsenal will display an outstanding performance and the will be 3-0 in advantage of arsenal

  10. Sir jacobson

    November 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Man.u will win asernal with 2 goals to 1 thanks for rooney and rvp

  11. Pajo

    November 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Well, man u has always beaten Arsenal @ home. The last time Arsenal won man u @old trafford was sep.17, 2006. Bitter as it may sound, Arsenal has away record this season & even their current form can’t b over-emphasize. Manu has lost @home this season and we ar just trying 2 pick form. There4, the best result we’ll get from d game is a draw or Arsenal’ll take d day.

  12. Jimy

    November 10, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Pajo u are right in ur comment, it s different arsenal compare to arsenal of the last 7 season.

  13. Abdulhamid

    November 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

    hmmm Arsenal will Grab 3 point off united for the first time in 7 years today in old taraford. The result is Gonna be 3-0 in favour of the GUNNERS.

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