On Saturday evening, Arsenal and Manchester United clash at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.
Both teams head into this top of the table clash on the back of three consecutive victories in the top-flight.
Last time out Arsenal made light work of Huddersfield, having the Yorkshire side 5-0 at the Emirates Stadium. Manchester United meanwhile recorded a 4-2 win at Watford in a breath-taking encounter.
The home side have been formidable on home soil in the Premier League of late, recording 12 straight wins on home soil in the top-flight. The Gunners recorded a 2-0 win over the Red Devils during that 12-game winning run.
Arsene Wenger’s side will head into this clash in good spirits and confident that they can bridge the four-point gap to United in the table. The north London side are currently fourth place in the table and a victory would strengthen their position in the Champions League spots.
One bit of bad news for the home side is that French striker Alexandre Lacazette is set to miss out due to a groin injury. France teammate Olivier Giroud looks to deputise after a brace against Huddersfield.
Manchester United are currently second in the table but know that they cannot afford to drop many points in their pursuit of arch-rivals Manchester City at the top of the table.
Jose Mourinho’s men are currently trailing the Citizens by eight points, a gap that could grow this weekend with City hosting struggling West Ham at the Etihad Stadium. Recent history does not suggest that the visitors will record a victory.
Mourinho’s tactic of ‘parking the bus’ at top-six rivals grounds has proven ineffective, as United have failed to win any of their last seven away games at their top-six rivals, netting just once in the process.
Arsenal seem highly confident at the moment and I can see the Gunners recording a victory in a very tight and close encounter.