Kick-off: 2000, 01/01/2020
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Arsenal played much better than the final score reflects when losing to Chelsea on Sunday and will be hoping for better fortune when hosting Manchester United.
However, the Red Devils are coming off a couple of convincing victories and have only lost one of their last nine Premier League matches, so this will be a good test.
It was 1-1 when these teams met at Old Trafford three months ago and 3/1 for another score draw is our opening Arsenal vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal were rated as unlucky to lose against the Blues, with most observers feeling Jorginho should have been dismissed for a second yellow card before equalising for Chelsea.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had put the Gunners ahead early on, but Jorginho took advantage of the referee’s leniency and a Bernd Leno blunder to level, before Tammy Abraham bagged a late decider.
New boss Mikel Arteta was in no mood to spare his players from criticism, though, stating: “I blame my team. We are responsible for everything we did wrong on that football pitch.”
Arsenal have now lost four consecutive home matches in all competitions for the first time in 60 years and will be determined to stop the rot.
They will look to Aubameyang for inspiration again, as he has scored in the last three meetings between these two sides.
The last couple were the final goals in those fixtures and 7/2 for the Gabon striker to net last here appeals from the Arsenal vs Man Utd odds.
Last Arsenal line-up: Leno, Chambers, Luiz, Ozil, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Nelson, Saka.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United have rallied well from a poor loss at Watford before Christmas, coming from behind to beat Newcastle 4-1 and then obliging 2-0 at Burnley.
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford each netted in both of those victories to continue their good goalscoring form.
“Confidence is really high,” Andreas Pereira told MUTV. “We have to keep going and we have to stay humble and work hard.
“We have to keep this momentum going and hopefully we can on New Year’s Day, my birthday, get the win.”
The Red Devils were pretty much dominant from the outset at Turf Moor, raising hopes that this young team is starting to show more maturity.
They will be keen to capitalise on any nerves shown by Arsenal early on, as a result of that poor run of home results.
The Gunners had failed to score a first-half goal in five league games before the Chelsea clash and had not led at half-time in eight outings.
Let’s finish off our Arsenal vs Man Utd betting tips by taking 2/1 for the visitors to be ahead at the break here.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, Williams, Pereira, Fred, James, Matic, Martial, Rashford.
ARSENAL 1-2 Chelsea – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Burnley 0-2 MAN UTD – Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford
Head-to-head: Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd, Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal, Man Utd 2-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd
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