A couple of days of and we’ve got yet another matchday on our hands tomorrow. Another big game sees us welcome Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United to The Emirates tomorrow evening for what looks to be a promising match.
After the disappointment in the two club’s league finishes last season, both teams look to be back on track to return to the top four this season. However, it’s Manchester United who sit closer to league leaders in 2nd place.
Having won our last three Premier League games we could be playing United at just the right time. With us also on the verge of setting a new record for straight wins at home (we’re currently on 12 which equals our record in 2005), who better to extend against than Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.
Had this game been at Old Trafford, it may have been a different story. Its no secret that Arsenal’s away form this year has been poor, despite the win at Burnley last week, and for us to come by a win at their gaff we’ve been waiting for two years after Danny Welbeck flushed them out of the F.A. Cup.
Speaking of Welbeck, the stars may have just aligned for him to score yet another goal against his boyhood club. With Alexandre Lacazette doubtful for the game with a groin problem, this could open the door for Dat Guy Welbz to bag his fourth goal against the Red Devils since coming down to London.
However, the more likely front man for us come Saturday would be Olivier Giroud. Like last season, he hasn’t seen too many starts this year with Lacazette in his way but after getting a half under his belt on Wednesday as well as scoring twice that ought to have put him in the mood for tomorrow.
One thing we probably shouldn’t expected to see though, is that pressing game we saw against Tottenham. With the work that went into that performance its pretty hard to see them replicating that against a Mourinho side having played our full strength team in midweek too.
With that being said, there are bound to be some tired legs after Wednesday and Jack Wilshere having to come off the bench again to collect his minutes, maybe he could come in to start and give either Granit Xhaka or Aaron Ramsey a rest in the engine room.
Either way, let’s hope for a repeat of last year’s encounter: a Danny Welbeck goal, a clean sheet and an Arsenal win.