Arsenal vs Manchester United – Clash for the Top four spot

The Red Devils have got a new song to sing, ‘Ole Ole’. Solskjaer, the man with the Midas touch once again appeared savior for the team when all hope seemed lost.

20 years back, it was on the field he inspired an injury time-comeback to lead the team to the only continental treble by an English team, while last match-day, from the sidelines, he rallied his boys to eliminate PSG out of the Champions League.

Manchester United were with ten first-team players out of action, and against a 2-0 loss at the Old Trafford.

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Manchester believed, and they did the impossible. They are sky-high on morale and will look to cash in on their new-found form.

Ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge, they have transformed themselves into a ruthless attacking unit, and with Paul Pogba returning to the mix, they definitely hold the upper hand.

Unai Emery is looking to become the first Arsenal manager to avoid defeat in his first two top-flight meetings with Manchester United since George Swindin back in 1958-59.

The game will be a treat for neutral fans, considering the high-profile nature of either side and with their European futures at stake.

The team recorded a great 1-3 win over Arsenal, the last time these two locked horns, and it was at this same venue. Moreover, the last two h2h games at the Emirates were wins for Manchester.

Also, six of the last nine wins at this venue, and 17 of the last 22 in overall, were all recorded by this same side.

Fourteen per cent of Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku’s 113 Premier League goals have come against ‘big six’ opposition (16 in 74 apps). He averages a goal every 346 minutes against these opponents, compared to one every 135 minutes against other opponents.

Expect Ole and his boys to put their heart and soul into the pitch to secure a top-four spot, which at present will mean as much as the Premier League trophy.

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