Arsene Wenger claims that he expects Manchester United to attack on Saturday and not just park the bus.

Wenger seems optimistic ahead of Arsenal’s Saturday evening clash with United at the Emirates. Not only does he think his side will be able to deal with Jose Mourinho’s men, he’s also predicted that they won’t park the bus!

“I don’t expect anything special,” said Wenger. “Man United is a strong team and I expect us just to cope with the problems they will give us. They will attack as well. They will not only defend.

“They are a dangerous team, they have made fantastic results, so to beat a team like that you need to be at your best. It is not down to me to judge the way they play.

“I just want to focus and to prepare well my team, and give my team a good chance to win the game. Man United is doing well at the moment, we are doing well at the moment. So it looks to be a promising game.”

Mourinho and Wenger have one of the bitterest rivalries in football at the moment, although at least they shake each other’s hands now. At one stage, they didn’t even do that.

Mourinho and Wenger (pictured) shaking hands before the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in November
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 19: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United (L) and Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal (R) shake hands prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

However, the former Chelsea coach’s record against Le Professeur is plain for all to see. In 17 matches against Arsenal, Jose has only lost twice and won eight. The silver lining is, one of those defeats was last season when United visited the Emirates in May. We won 2-0 – and convincingly.

On the other hand, the Red Devils have conceded the least goals this term (eight). While still scoring the second-highest. Therefore, the match isn’t going to be easy by any means and there’s a reason fans are finding it difficult to predict.

Will Jose park the bus? Probably. However, I suspect Wenger will actually be fully aware of this, even if he claims not to be.