Arsenal vs Man Utd: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Arsenal vs Man Utd: Line-ups

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Man Utd

Arsenal Full of Confidence

#1

Arsenal have picked up 16 points from the last 18 on offer, more than doubling both their points tally and their goal tally in the process. Arteta’s men won just four of their first 14 league games this season but have now won five of their last six, while they netted 12 goals in those opening 14 games – whereas the last six outings have yielded 16 goals.

#2

A win or a draw would see Solskjaer’s side make it 18 consecutive top-flight away games unbeaten stretching back more than a year, something Man United have never managed before in their illustrious history.

#3

Man United’s away form has been peerless so far, the loss to Sheffield United was their fourth at home already this term – their most in a single season since the David Moyes campaign of 2013-14. The Red Devils’ uncanny habit of coming from behind to win – something they have achieved seven times already this season – abandoned them on Wednesday, denying them the chance to regain top spot from local rivals Manchester City.

#4

The likes of Luke Shaw, Fred and Scott McTominay will be pushing for inclusion once again, while Edinson Cavani will hope to lead the line after Anthony Martial came in for criticism for his performance on Wednesday.

#5

Man United’s defeat to Sheffield United makes this contest even more difficult to call; on the one hand Solskjaer will expect a response from his side, but on the other it was exactly the type of result which caused some to exercise caution over declaring them genuine title contenders.