Arsenal takes on Manchester United in a matchup of somewhat underperforming heavyweights in north London today.
A dismal draw against Fulham last time out left the Gunners with unanswered issues, especially following a pair of less-than-convincing displays prior.
However, their concerns are not as widespread as United’s following a strange start to the season.
Mediocre performances at home against Wolves and Nottingham Forest have resulted in a couple of wins either side of a dreadful performance against Tottenham.
As a result, this encounter serves as an important early-season litmus test for both Arsenal and United’s chances of winning the Premier League title.
Team news for Arsenal vs. Manchester United
The Ghana FA has ruled Thomas Partey out “for a while” after he suffered an injury in training, which means Gabriel Magalhaes could get his first start of the season. Concerns about Eddie Nketiah are not considered serious, with the striker expected to be healthy despite a suspected knee injury.
Jurrien Timber and Mohamed Elneny are still out for Mikel Arteta, who may welcome back Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus as substitutes after their comeback from injury.
Raphael Varane has been ruled out for “a few weeks” by the visitors, joining Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia on Erik ten Hag’s injury list.
Mason Mount, Kobbie Mainoo, and Amad Diallo are absent from the midfield, while Rasmus Hojlund is yet to make his debut. The United manager should confirm whether or not the Dane will play this game before the weekend.
Prediction for Arsenal vs. Manchester United
The Gunners have not lost at home to the Red Devils in over six years and should be able to cope better with the big-game atmosphere against a United team that is there to be exploited, particularly defensively.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Arsenal vs Man United is scheduled for a 4.30pm BST kick-off today, Sunday, September 3, 2023.
The match will take place at the Emirates Stadium in London.
Where to watch Arsenal vs Man United
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports with coverage beginning at 4pm, after Crystal Palace’s match with Wolves.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Each of the last four meetings between these two have been won by the home team while scoring three goals.
Arsenal wins: 87
Man United wins: 101
Arsenal vs Man United match odds
Man United: 11/4