English Premier League | Arsenal vs Manchester United: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Trossard’s first interview as Arsenal player

Check out Leandro Trossard’s first words after signing with Arsenal in January 2023. The former Brighton player described his profile as a player and the way he can contribute to the team.


Arsenal vs Manchester United: Line-ups

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Arsenal to Prove Title Credentials

#1

While rivals supporters enjoy pointing out that there is still a long way to go in the Premier League season, Arsenal are answering nearly every examination that has been put before them and are unbeaten in their last 12 top-flight games – winning 10 of them.

#2

Newcastle United may have ended Arsenal’s 10-game winning streak at the Emirates earlier this month, but the Gunners have not conceded a single goal since the turn of the year and have all the motivation they need to right the wrongs of their Old Trafford defeat.

#3

The Red Devils may drop to fourth by the time that Sunday rolls around if Newcastle can do what they could not – beat Palace away from home – but a 16-game scoring streak certainly serves as reason for optimism ahead of a trip to North London.

#4

Not since being thumped 4-0 by Brentford in August have Man United failed to score away from home in the league, and only two of their nine road games since have ended in defeat, although they also have just one clean sheet to their name on rival turf since October.

#5

Man United exposed the shortcomings of a youthful Arsenal side with a 3-1 win at Old Trafford in September – although it has since been reported that VAR made a mistake in disallowing¬†Gabriel Martinelli’s goal for a foul on Eriksen by Odegaard – and Arteta masterminded victory by the same scoreline over the Red Devils at the Emirates last season.

DPP Verdict

Arsenal’s perfect defensive record may still be intact in 2023, but Ramsdale had to bail them out on several occasions in the North London derby, and they have often struggled to keep the back door shut at the Emirates this season. However, it remains difficult to pick out a weak link in this scintillating young squad, and with Man United working without their chief midfield enforcer in Casemiro, we can only picture the Gunners passing yet another test of their title credentials.