David de Gea Reveals the ‘Unfair’ Advantage Arsenal Have Over Man United Ahead of Emirates Showdown
- Manchester United goalie David de Gea has made a worrying admission
- The Red Devils face a key EPL clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium
- The Man United keeper believes the Gunners have the edge for this match
David de Gea has claimed that Arsenal have an unfair advantage over Manchester United, ahead of their Premier League meeting at the Emirates Stadium.
The two English giants are set to lock horns on Sunday, January 22, with the tie expected to have a significant bearing on the Premier League title race.
The fixture comes at a time when both teams are enjoying a fine run of form, with the Gunners currently topping the charts with 47 points.
Arsenal have lost just once in the league so far, with the loss coming in the hands of the Red Devils back in September.
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Meanwhile, United are sitting third with 39 points, eight points behind Mikel Arteta's charges.
De Gea reveals Arsenal advantage
According to De Gea, Arsenal have an edge over Man United ahead of their meeting, with the Spaniard citing the reason as Casemiro being suspended for the clash.
Metro UK reports that the Brazilian midfielder, who has been a key part of the Red Devils' recent success, is suspended for the Emirates trip after he picked up a fifth yellow against Crytal Palace on Wednesday night.
De Gea further contends that United's tight schedule, which saw them play in the midweek, hands Arsenal an 'unfair advantage' over them.
"One of our best players cannot play one of the best teams. I don’t understand why we had to play today and they didn’t; that could make the difference on Sunday. He is a big loss for us," the Spanish international said via Metro.
Ten Hag on Casemiro's absence
Meanwhile, Sports Brief reported on Erik ten Hag’s reaction to Casemiro not being eligible for United in the key Arsenal game.
The Dutchman still insisted his side would put up a brave battle against the runaway league leaders, since they had beaten them earlier in the season without the Brazilian.
Casemiro was shown a fifth yellow card of the season after clattering into Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha, shortly before Michael Olise's equaliser at the death.