On Sunday, Arsenal visit Manchester United in an exciting match. Arsenal are currently sitting in 1st place after a fantastic start to the season which has seen Mesut Özil join the side. United on the other hand are having a troublesome start to the season as they currently sit in 8th, with three losses already this season.

Manchester Utd’s form seemed to be improving recently until the put a lackluster performance against Real Sociedad in the mid week Champions League match. Arsenal on the other hand won their Champions League match are Dortmund, so arrive in a good frame of mind.

Last year the form of the two teams was very different, and Manchester United ran out the 2-1 winners. With goals from van Persie and Evra, with Arsenal’s consolation goal coming from Cazorla in the fifth minute of injury time.

Recent Form

In their last 6 premier league matches, United have won three (50%), drawn one (17%) and lost two (33%). Arsenal on the other hand have won five (83%) and lost one (17%).

Head to Head

In the last six games, United hold the power having won four (67%), drawn one (17%) and lost one (17%). The games have produced an average of 3.5 goals per game. The largest victory came in August 2011 when United won 8-2.

Goals Conceded

With ten games played, Arsenal have conceded nine (an average of 0.9 goals per game). United have conceded 13 (an average of 1.3 per game).

Arsenal have been the more prolific at the oppositions end with 22 goals scored to United’s 17.

Team News

Arsenal will be without key players such as Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski. However they will be looking to their key players – Özil and Ramsey to deliver the goods.

Manchester United will see Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick return to strengthen the squad, which is in desperate need of a win.

Conclusion

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