Arsenal vs Man United match preview, latest team news and prediction
Arsene Wenger will be aiming to break the jinx Jose Mourinho has enjoyed over him – in their 12 meetings, Wenger has failed to beat Jose Mourinho in the Premier League but he’ll have an opportunity to do so when the resume hostilities this Sunday.
Wenger’s only win over Mourinho came in the Community shield match of 2015, but that match or trophy is usually termed a glorified friendly and so, it has not been counted as a major achievement for the French tactician. (W0 D7 L5……..Premier League).
Arsenal are five points adrift Man United in the League standings with five and four matches left to be played respectively. Both teams aspire to a top four finish in the League but Mourinho has another advantage for Champions League qualification through the Europa Cup.
However, Arsenal ending the season in the first quartet of the Premier League log is more of a pipe dream after the team dropped to sixth on the table with series of poor performances. Arsenal are unbeaten in the last four home games in the Premier League while United have been enjoying a unbeaten since last year.
Man United Team News
Having played in the Europa Cup on Thursday night, the Special One and his squad are set at a disadvantage. Mourinho confirmed that he is certain to be without some of his key players as he has prioritize the Europa Cup game.
Marcus Rashford limped off the Europa Cup game and is a major doubt while Ashley Young picked up a hamstring injury and may not be available for United’s run-in to wrap off the season.
Barring the aforementioned players, Mourinho will continue to be without Ibrahimovic, Rojo and Shaw who are ruled out of this season.
Arsenal Team News
Arsenal have David Ospina and Shkodran Mustafi returned from their lengthy injury spells, they have returned to training with the senior team and could feature in the game.
Meanwhile, Arsenal anchor midfielder Granit Xhaka picked up an injury against the Lilywhites and will miss this game. Lucas Perez will be monitored by the Gunners but he is not going to be fit for the game.