Premier League Preview: Manchester United and Arsenal battle for survival

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Manchester United and Arsenal will battle in the Premier League today, November 1, 2020, at 17:30 in a must-win match for both teams. The two clubs have not been having the best of the season so far and they are expected to do more to return to the summit of the league.

Arsenal that is currently struggling on the 12th spot of the league table is condemned to get nothing less than a point from today’s encounter to avoid further slip down the standings.

While Manchester United that is currently sitting in the 15th spot of the league table will have no choice than to continue with their newfound form and score as many goals as possible to leave Arsenal with nothing at the end of the match.

Current Form of Manchester United and Arsenal

Premier League Preview: Manchester vs Arsenal

Arsenal football club is visiting Old Trafford after a terrible run of games in the Premier League where the club has failed to win the last two Premier League fixtures. The coach of the side, Mikel Arteta, and his boys lost to Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium on October 17 and lost to Leicester City 0-1 at the Emirates Stadium on October 25.

So far in the season, Arsenal have lost three league matches, won three, and drawn none in 6 games which earned them just 9 points.

However, the London based club have been enjoying massive form in the Europa League. They have recorded two victories out of two in the European competition. They defeated Dundalk 3-0 on October 29 after defeating Rapid Wein 2-1 on October 22.

Arsenal Premier League form: WWLWLL
Arsenal form (all competitions): DWLWLW

As for Manchester United, the club has been enjoying massive form after Tottenham Hotspur slammed the Red Devils with a 1-6 defeat on October 4. Since then, they have gone on to win three matches and drawn one. Two of their victories came against Paris Saint Germain and RB Leipzig in the Champions League after a 1-4 spanking of Newcastle United in the league.

United’s last league game was against Chelsea and it ended 0-0 at Old Trafford which was enough to maintain their four games unbeaten run since October 4. With this form and the form of the club’s striker, Marcus Rashford who scored three goals in 16 minutes against RB Leipzig on October 28, United should be able to go past Arsenal with ease.

Manchester United Premier League form: LWLWD
Manchester United form (all competitions): WLWWDW

Team News: Manchester United and Arsenal

Arsenal football club has welcomed back Willian. The Brazilian has been out for weeks due to an injury. This could force Mikel Arteta to come up with a formation that will accommodate Aubameyang and Lacazette or start one of them from the bench.

Another good news for Arteta is that Bukayo Saka is available for selection but David Luiz might not be fit enough for the United’s bout.

On the other hand, the coach of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without French forward, Anthony Martial, who is still serving his three-match ban. Today’s game is the last game of the ban. Solskjaer will also be without Alex Telles who is still battling to recover from coronavirus infection.

Manchester United probable starting eleven: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay, Pogba; Fernandes; Greenwood, Rashford

Arsenal probable starting eleven:
Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Gabriel, Tierney; Ceballos, Thomas, Xhaka; Willian, Aubameyang, Saka

Prediction: Manchester United 2: Arsenal 0