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Man United: Three Wins in a Row
A Manchester United revolution is starting to take shape with Erik Ten Hag’s side heading into Sunday’s clash against leaders Arsenal on the back of three successive wins. It’s very important to note that all three wins were short ones against Leicester, Southampton, and Liverpool. They are now sitting fifth in the standings with nine points, six behind leaders Arsenal.
Ten Hag insists his players have learned their lesson from their disastrous season start, which left them pointless at the bottom of the Premier League. Confidence should now be growing within the squad, with Ten Hag’s methods effectively steering them out of a looming crisis.
The Dutchman has also been backed heavily in the transfer market with a big money move for Ajax star Antony following another expensive deal with Los Blancos for Brazilian midfielder Casemiro. Cristiano Ronaldo is also staying at Old Trafford after rumors of a move away.
Against Leicester, Jadon Sancho gave the Red Devils the lead in the first half, and an impressive defensive performance by United saw Leicester struggle to create chances to negate the deficit. In the second half, though, they were happy to defend their lead without trying to score a second goal, which is a bit risky. We’re still not convinced or impressed with United’s performance, so we will not include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Arsenal: On Fire
Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli contributed to the scoresheet as Arsenal extended their perfect start to the season to five wins. Not only did they secure their spot at the top of the table, but they piled more pressure on Aston Villa’s manager Steven Gerrard.
Arsenal once again showed their resilience, character, and attacking firepower, and suddenly it feels good to be a Gunners fan. Don’t get me wrong, you should celebrate it as long it lasts, but you know deep in your soul that this amazing run will eventually stop, and your team won’t win the title. Wait… They look great, they look confident, and if you’re betting online, you should continue to back them. We are impressed with the defensive solidity, their pace, and their creativity, and we expect them to show their power once again against the Red Devils.
If they can follow this fantastic run with another win in Manchester, then fans will start to believe that this team is capable of something special. We tipped them to finish in the top four at the beginning of the season, and we were not wrong. The Gunners should have arguably been four or five goals to the good in the first half alone against Aston Villa. Not since the 1947-48 campaign have Arsenal opened a top-flight season with six successive wins, and they went all the way to title glory that year, but Old Trafford is not a happy hunting ground for the North London club.
Man United vs Arsenal Head-to-Head
As of late, Arsenal has held the edge in this fixture, with the Red Devils winning just once in the last seven mutual encounters. But that victory did come last season when the Gunners last visited Old Trafford, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a brace in the 3-2 triumph. We saw at least three goals in both head-to-heads last season, with the teams contributing on the scoresheet. Arsenal has scored at least twice in each of their first five Premier League games this season. They became the 12th club in Premier League history to start a season with five successive victories.
Man United vs Arsenal Match Information
- Game: Man United (2-0-3) vs Arsenal (5-0-0)
- Location: Old Trafford (Manchester)
- Day/Time: Sunday, September 4, 11:30 a.m. ET
- Man United vs. Arsenal Live Stream: fubo.tv
Man United vs Arsenal Betting Lines
|Manchester United||pk -115||+155||2½-135o||1½+125o
Man United vs Arsenal Predictions
The Red Devils enter this clash as slight favorites, priced at +155 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
Even if Arsenal has made a phenomenal start to the new season, injuries to key players could spell the end of their golden streak at a ground where the formula for success is simply not there. Hopefully, Martin Odegaard will return to the starting lineup after sustaining a knock against Aston Villa because he is a crucial player for the Gunners.
Man United looks very organized at the back, but we don’t expect them to hold Arsenal at bay. The pace and the creativity in Arsenal’s final third will be the key to this fixture. We expect both teams to find the back of the net, but we also think that the Gunners should have enough to score at least twice on their own.
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