A very strong Man Utd at the peak of their form this season are visiting Arsenal, who are in no less form than anyone this season. If it is a open game, this should make for some terrific viewing. If you ask me who will win tomorrow, I would put my money or Arsenal to sneak it by a goal or a draw. Man Utd scoring and defending the lead seems a much lower probability.
Both teams are very capable of scoring going forward and here Arsenal have the edge according to me. And in defence though the central defenders of Man Utd are more stable given the less number of goals conceded, I have a sneaky feeling that Sagna and Clichy would be able to give O’Shea and Brown a run for their money.
Arsenal most probably will start the same team which played against The Reds, with Hleb just behind Adebayor. And in Walcott we have the star substitution trump card. So far the changes made by Wenger have clicked. Eduardo after his Carling Cup would be raring to go, but going by Wenger’s comments about players needing 6 months to get used to the Premier League, looks like a non-starter for this game.
The rivalry between Arsenal & Man Utd declined with the arrival of Chelsea and I think more with Arsenal’s own dip in form. Man Utd kept their team ticking and won last season, with a good showing even in the previous year. Arsenal saw the exits of Viera, Pires and the retirement of Bergkamp in these years and have picked themselves up after Henry’s exit in a manner which will make any Gunner fan proud. They have played the most entertaining football and have also got the results going their way. This is a rare combination and seldom teams get this right. Arsenal do and lets hope they carry on into the season.
My team to beat the Devils would be
Sagna Toure Gallas Clichy
Eboue Fabregas Flamini Rosicky
May the best team win and lets all hope that, that team would be Arsenal