On November 19 2016 at 12:30 in the opening game of the 12th matchday of the English Premier League at the Old Trafford Stadium the local Manchester United meet Arsenal.
Even though a lot of money has been invested into Manchester United, even though the manager and a lot of players have been changed, the performance of the team doesn’t differ from the previous seasons. The victory against Swansea 1:3 in the latest game was their fifth one in the current season. It also broke their winless series which was already 4 games long. Before that MU drew Burnley 0:0, Liverpool 0:0 and Stoke City 1:1, lost to Chelsea 4:0. Consequently, Manchester United gained 18 points and took the 6th place in the standings with 16:13 goal difference.
As for Arsenal, they show really great performance this season and it is definitely pleasant for their fans. The draw in the previous game against their rivals Tottenham 1:1 was the third one in the current championship. Before that the Gunners outplayed Sunderland 1:4, Swansea 3:2 and Burnley 0:1. As a result, Arsene Wenger’s side has 24 points and the 4th place in the standings with 24:11 goal difference just two points below the leaders of the championship Liverpool.
In the latest five games played between the teams Manchester United won twice, Arsenal won twice and they drew once. Manchester United don’t show any outstanding or even stable performance. As for Arsenal, they haven’t lost for 16 games in a raw in all competitions. Both teams has lost a few players because of injuries and that is why the choice of the squad is more difficult for both managers. Anyway, we think that the upcoming game will be very interesting and dynamic where both MU and Arsenal will manage to score at least once.
Prediction for the match: both teams to score.