Arsenal FC host rivals Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, April 23 in matchday 34 of the Premier League 2021-22. The match kicks off at 5:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Arsenal vs Manchester United Premier League 2021-22 standings
Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League 2021-22 standings, having secured 57 points from 32 matches so far. The Gunners trail fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur only on goal difference and will be eager to pick up as many points as possible from their final six games of the season in order to displace their bitter London rivals and take the final European spot for themselves.
Manchester United’s top four ambition, meanwhile, was dealt a heavy blow following a disappointing 4-0 thrashing at the hands of historic rivals Liverpool. Ralf Rangnick’s men are sixth - just three points behind Arsenal and Tottenham - but have played a match more. A win over Arsenal on Saturday may restore some of the Red Devils’ lost top-four hopes but the 20-time champions will still have a mountain to climb if they are to secure a UEFA Champions League spot next season.
Arsenal vs Manchester United Premier League 2021-22 odds
- Dafabet: Arsenal 2.14, Manchester United 3.55, Draw 3.55
- Bet365: Arsenal 2.05, Manchester United 3.60, Draw 3.50
- 10Cric: Arsenal 2.11, Manchester United 3.47, Draw 3.47
- Parimatch: Arsenal 2.08, Manchester United 3.65, Draw 3.55
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Arsenal vs Manchester United head-to-head
Arsenal and Manchester United have engaged each other in 235 matches since 1896. Manchester United lead the head-to-head record with 100 wins while the Gunners have emerged victorious on 85 occasions.
The Red Devils also hold the edge in the Premier League era (1992 to present), having won 25 of the 59 clashes. Arsenal have won 16.
The Gunners also lost their away leg at Old Trafford 2-3 but Arsenal fans can take heart from the fact that they have not lost a home game against MUFC (won two and drawn one) in their last three meetings at the Emirates.
Arsenal vs Manchester United Premier League 2021-22 top picks and players to watch
Arsenal: This season, the Arsenal charge has been spearheaded by two youngsters. Bukayo Saka (21) and Emile Smith Rowe (20) have both scored 10 goals each for the Gunners this season and will be backed to create havoc against a Man Utd defence, which has struggled this season.
Manchester United: With Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw and Fred set to miss out, Manchester United will be missing a large chunk of their first team for Saturday’s match. Ragnick will, however, be boosted by the return of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, who understandably missed the last match against Liverpool after the death of his newborn son.
Scott McTominay and Raphael Varane may also return to the squad after an injury layoff and may provide United with some much-needed solidity in defence, which seemed non-existent at Anfield.
Arsenal vs Manchester United Premier League 2021-22 prediction
While history may be on Manchester United’s side, form and the odds are certainly not. United have won just one match in their last five outings in all competitions and the team has looked lacklustre in recent weeks.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, meanwhile, have run hot and cold this season. After a fantastic run of results this year, the Gunners lost three in a row before arresting the slump with a 4-2 win over London rivals Chelsea, the third-placed team, in their last match. Though Arsenal may have been inconsistent this season, Manchester United’s abysmal showings this season make the Londoners the firm favourites.