Arsene Wenger’s team can enjoy victory against a weakened United team, Danny Welbeck will take to the pitch on Saturday determined to prove to Louis van Gaal that he was wrong to dispense with the services of the England international.
Welbeck has enjoyed a bright start to his Arsenal career since making the switch from Old Trafford, with the forward linking up well with the mercurial Alexis Sanchez and they might be licking their lips at the prospect of facing the Manchester United defence. After all, Danny Blind and Michael Carrick are the latest players to join a growing injury list and the back four at the Emirates could be Valencia, McNair, Smalling and Shaw in front of Lindegaard.
Arsenal are with Paddy Power a 5/4 chance to claim victory in this match, with the bookies likely to shorten the Gunners when it materialises that David de Gea and Blind are out injured, although this match will see Robin van Persie return to his former club.
Betfair go 12/5 about the Red Devils who are yet to win away from home this term, with Angel di Maria having gone off the boil in recent matches, although Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini are David Moyes signings hoping to impress the new manager.
United’s best form of defence is likely to be attack and we should see both teams scoring in this match although a 3-1 win for the Gunners looks to be the best shout at 17/1 with BetVictor.
Sanchez is the sort of player that would have benefitted United and the Chilean is as big as 8/5 with betfair to find the net during this encounter.
Just a few days later, we have Manchester City’s final attempt to qualify from the Champions League group stage and nothing less than victory against Bayern Munich will be good enough after taking just two points from their opening four games.
Posted: November 17th, 2014