2022-23 Premier League: Week Six – Manchester United vs Arsenal

Manchester United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford in a blockbuster Super Sunday encounter.

Victory could see Utd go fourth if Brighton lose in the early afternoon kick-off, whereas a win would see Arsenal open up a four-point lead over Manchester City at the summit.


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Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw are doubts for Man Utd with knocks which kept them both out of Thursday’s win at Leicester.

Anthony Martial (Achilles), Facundo Pellistri (ankle), Brandon Williams (unspecified) and Mason Greenwood (personal) remain ruled out.

New signings, Antony and Martin Dubravka could be in contention for their debuts, although Dubravka is likely to only make the bench at best unless David de Gea sufferes an injury.

Arsenal will be without Mohamed Elneny indefinitely after he suffered a hamstring injury in their midweek win against Aston Villa.

Aaron Ramsdale (thigh), Martin Odegaard (ankle) and Oleksandr Zinchenko (knee) are doubts but Thomas Partey (thigh) and Reiss Nelson (muscle) are ruled out.


Stat Attack

  • Man Utd have won just one of their last eight league meetings against Arsenal (W1, D3, L4).
  • Arsenal have won just one of their last eight league visits to Old Trafford (W1, D4, L3).
  • Utd’s Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals across both meetings against Arsenal last season, including a brace at Old Trafford in December 2021.
  • Both of Jadon Sancho’s two league goals this season have been scored on his right foot.
  • Seven of Arsenal’s 13 goals so far this season have been scored by Brazilian international players – Gabriel Jesus (3), Gabriel Martinelli (3) and Gabriel (1).



Having delivered two scrappy yet solidly victorious performances on the road in the past week over Southampton and Leicester, United can come into this game with upward confidence especially after beating Liverpool in their last home match with a dominant effort.

Arsenal meanwhile are still yet to lose a match but if Ramsdale and Odegaard aren’t fit enough, this will be their toughest test yet although they can take heart from their cracking dominance in their midweek win over Villa amidst wasted end product which needs tidying up here.

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners though do need to be aware of Utd’s solidness across the pitch because I can see another frustrating game if they’re not clinical enough, whilst Utd could do with another good start and the opening goal to give them a chance at the win.

Prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

Result: Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal

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