Arsenal vs Manchester United: The Ones to Watch

Manchester United travel to North London for a lunch time kickoff versus Arsenal tomorrow, in a game that could be the last ditch effort for United to finish in a top four spot in the Premier League.

Both teams played one of their local rivals in the last round of fixtures but they experienced drastically different results.

United were embarrassed at Anfield in a 4-0 thrashing by quadruple chasing Liverpool and are now 6th, sitting three points adrift of the top four, having played one game more than Arsenal and Tottenham who are fifth and fourth respectively.

Arsenal rebounded from three straight defeats in the league and were triumphant in a back and forth goal fest at Stamford Bridge, against Chelsea, which ended 2-4 to the visitors. Arsenal and Chelsea played open, attacking football which could cause problems for United’s questionable defence.

If you are watching the game, here’s some players to look out for.

Ones to watch (Man Utd)

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Although most of United’s performances were dismal on Tuesday night, one creative glimmer was Jadon Sancho.

The young winger came on at half-time, replacing Phil Jones, as United reverted to four at the back. Sancho registered the first shot on target for the visitors 55 minutes into the game showing the lack of attacking presence.

The 22 year old created Manchester United’s best chance of the match in the 63rd minute as he dribbled past Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fabhino before sliding in Marcus Rashford, who, with help from Anthony Elanga, caused a double save from Alisson.

Sancho, who was born in London, should be able to show of his tricks to get the better of the slow Arsenal centre backs and with Cristiano Ronaldo available for the game tomorrow, the Englishman will hopefully help provide service demanded by the Portuguese.

Ones to watch (Arsenal)

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Eddie Nketiah scored twice against Chelsea on Wednesday for his first brace in the Premier League.

Both of the young striker’s goals were opportunistic and preceded by defensive mistakes, something that the 22 year old will probably witness and take advantage of at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Nketiah will be going into the game full of confidence against a United team which doesn’t know the meaning of the word at the moment and that could be dangerous.

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