Man United vs Arsenal: Premier League Legend Predicts Outcome Ahead of Old Trafford Cracker

Man United vs Arsenal: Premier League Legend Predicts Outcome Ahead of Old Trafford Cracker

Fred Kennedy
September 4, 2022 at 10:09 AM
  • Manchester United are set to host rivals Arsenal at Old Trafford in their sixth match of the new season
  • The Gunners will take the trip to Man United off a fine run of form that has seen them win all their five opening matches
  • However, Paul Merson contends Mikel Arteta's charges could drop points for the first time this season at the Theatre of Dreams
  • United head into the clash in scintillating form as well, having won three of their most recent fixtures

Premier League legend Paul Merson has made his prediction for Man United vs Arsenal clash set for Sunday, September 4.

The Red Devils are scheduled to lock horns with the Gunners at Old Trafford in what promises to be a cracker.

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The match comes at a time both teams are enjoying a fine run of form, with Arsenal securing five consecutive top-flight wins.

Mikel Arteta's charges are the only side yet to drop points this term, with their fine run of form keeping them on the summit of the standings.

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On the other hand, United had a frustrating start to the campaign but have since got their season back on track after winning their last three fixtures.

Paul Merson makes prediction for Man United vs Arsenal

Merson, a former Arsenal player, has shared his views on how he thinks things will pan out at Old Trafford.

According to the former England international, given the stakes in this match, the two English giants will likely settle for a draw.

Merson contends both sides will be keen to build on their current momentum as the new season takes shape.

"If Man United win this game, they’re into the Premier League top four. Four wins on the trot and everybody goes, 'Wow! Look at them!'' " Merson told Sportskeeda.

"I’d be quite shocked if Arsenal won this game. They might have to play without their two best footballers – Odegaard and Zinchenko.
"Arsenal can’t afford to lose, and they don’t need to win this game right now – a draw should suffice, and that’s what I’m going for, 1-1," he added.
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