For the first time in the history of the Premier League, Arsenal are favourites for a game at Old Trafford.
It’s even more amazing when you consider the Gunners haven’t won a league game there in a decade, but a draw and a win last season plus Manchester United’s recent poor form and injury crisis has convinced the bookies to lean to Arsenal’s side ahead of Sunday’s game.
Manchester United were even the favourites ahead of game which saw them end Arsenal’s 49 game unbeaten run back in 2004, showing how far they have fallen in the last few years.
Two points off the summit of the Premier League, Arsenal are 10 points clear of Sunday’s hosts. Last season the sides played out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the Premier League, after Arsenal had won their 2-1 to knock Manchester United out of the FA Cup.
In this season’s previous meeting the Gunners eased to a 3-0 win, but Arsène Wenger doesn’t care for talk about favourites.
“The favourites is just good to talk but results are made by performances,” said the Arsenal boss on Friday morning. No doubt he isn’t keen on piling even more pressure on his side.
Manchester United have won their last two matches, but they were only against Shrewsbury Town and FC Midtjylland. Without Luke Shaw, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marouane Fellaini, while David De Gea, Anthony Martial and Chris Smalling are all doubts.
Surely Arsenal can finally win at Old Trafford again?