Welcome to our Manchester United vs. Arsenal prediction, preview and head to head analysis of this English Premier League match. Manchester United are in 5th place, with a yawning gap of 6 points to the 4th place team. If they are to challenge for a Champion League place next season, they will need to win this. Arsenal are in 3rd place in the league. A spell of 20 days in the doldrums saw them get two scoreless draws, one high scoring draw at Liverpool and a loss to Chelsea. That hurt their title challenge. Wins at Bournemouth and at home against league leaders Leicester will have them believing again. They must win this to maintain their challenge.

Recent Form

Manchester United WWLLD
Manchester United have won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 of their last 5 matches.

Arsenal LDWWD
Arsenal have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1 of their Premier League matches.

Head to Head

This fixture has played a lot of times. One Hundred Eighty One (181) time to be exact. Manchester United have won 77, drawn 42 and Arsenal have won 62. In recent times Manchester United have won 7, drawn 2 and Arsenal have won 1 of the last 10 fixtures.

Goals Scored

Manchester United have scored 33 goals this season
Arsenal have scored 41 goals this season

Goals Conceded

Manchester United have conceded 24 goals this season
Arsenal have conceded 23 goals this season

Top Scorers

Manchester United’s top scorer is Wayne Rooney with 7 goals
Arsenal’s top scorer is Oliver Giroud with 12 goals

Team News

Manchester United are without Martial, Smalling, Rooney and Keane.
Arsenal are without Paluista, Rosicky, and Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Conclusion

Manchester United used to be a shoo in for this fixture, but since the end of the Fergie era, Manchester United have won one, drawn one and lost one. However,  I still see this ending as a Manchester United victory, with a  draw a very close second choice.