Preview. Manchester United vs Arsenal at Old Trafford
Both teams occupy top positions of Premier League and focused on the same targets. We should expect a really tough counteraction. As the hosts and the Gunners strive for the leadership and that match is vital for both clubs.
The main target of MU is to qualify to the Champions League. But currently 5th place of PL can guarantee them only the Europe League. Van Gaal’s squad need to place all their drive and value in order to finish the season in Top 4. The Red Devils lag behind the 4th position of PL for 6 points so they don’t really seem to qualify to the Champions League taking into account the chasing rivals like Southampton, Liverpool and West Ham.
MU will need to jump out from their pants in order to hit their main target by the end of the season.
Arsenal took 3rd position of PL table after 26 games laging behind Tottenham with the same amount of points.
The Gunners lacks just 2 points from the top spot, so the win of that match should lift the team on the 1st spot. But the defeat will significantly reduce the chances for the Championship. Arsenal vitally needs 3 points in their away match.
As the counterparts Tottenham and Leicester will play their matches against the teams from the bottom of PL table and very likely to win.
The Gunners managed to defeat MU with a score 3:0 in the first round of Premier League.
So the Red Devils should be eager to take a rematch at the Old Trafford and catch up some points. If we cast a glance at the both teams quality of the gameplay in last couple matches, we can confidently identify
Arsenal as a favorite of that match. Nevertheless, if we go back to the history, the team is mostly to win which has the strongest incentive.
Only great atmosphere of MU devoted fans, great aspiration of the whole squad can change the whole way of the game.