Kick-off: 1730, 30/01/2021
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Manchester United were rocked by a home loss to Sheffield United in midweek and Arsenal can now hand them a first Premier League away defeat of the season.
The in-form Gunners have a good record against the Red Devils, winning at Emirates Stadium for the past two years and prevailing at Old Trafford in November.
Mikel Arteta outfoxed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the tactical battle that day and 19/10 for him to come out on top again here is our first Arsenal vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal bounced back from bowing out of the FA Cup at the hands of Southampton by beating Saints 3-1 at St Mary’s Stadium in this competition.
Arteta recalled several star men rested for the knockout match and that did the trick, with Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette on target.
That result meant the Gunners have picked up 16 points out of a possible 18 since kicking off their resurgence with a convincing victory over Chelsea at this venue.
They are still only ninth, 10 points adrift of second-placed United, but things are definitely looking much brighter.
“I don’t want to look at the table,” insisted Arteta. “I want to look at ourselves, how we can get better, the reason we are playing better and winning football matches.”
Doubts remain over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s availability due to personal issues, while Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe picked up slight knocks on Tuesday.
However, the loan signing of Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard should add to the current feelgood factor at the club.
“Although still young, he has been playing at the top level for a while,” said Arteta of the 22-year-old.
“Martin will provide us with quality offensive options and we’re all excited to be integrating him into our plans.”
Looking at the Arsenal vs Man Utd odds, we feel Evens for the Gunners in the ‘draw no bet’ market is a solid option.
Last Arsenal line-up: Leno, Bellerin, Saka, Holding, Soares, Luiz, Partey, Smith Rowe, Xhaka, Lacazette, Pepe.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United missed the chance to return to the top of the table when suffering a shock 2-1 loss to the bottom club at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer was incensed that a couple of refereeing decisions went against his team in that clash with the Blades.
Billy Sharp’s nudge on David De Gea was ignored for Kean Bryan’s opener, while Anthony Martial had a goal ruled out due to Harry Maguire crowding visiting keeper Aaron Ramsdale.
Maguire levelled with a fine header, but Oliver Burke’s shot deflected in off Alex Tuanzebe to settle the issue.
Those talking points did little to excuse a laborious display from the Red Devils, who lacked tempo and creativity going forward.
“We never found anything extra to push, didn’t find that little spark, that inspiration,” admitted Maguire. “Something was missing.
“We’ll work on it, we’ve got to improve. We know that it’s not good enough for this club.
“We’ve got to win games, especially at Old Trafford, against teams that are where they are in the league. For sure, we’ve got to improve.”
United had previously put together a 13-match unbeaten league run after losing to Arsenal, with 10 wins achieved during that time.
However, we feel they only just scraped home in a number of 50-50 contests to give their record a flattering look.
Slow starts also continue to plague the Red Devils, so 15/4 for them to be behind at half-time and full-time completes our Arsenal vs Man Utd betting tips.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Maguire, Telles, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Pogba, Fernandes, Matic, Martial, Rashford, Greenwood.
Southampton 1-3 ARSENAL – Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, Alexandre Lacazette
MAN UTD 1-2 Sheff Utd – Harry Maguire
Head-to-head: Man Utd 0-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd, Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal
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