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Manchester United v Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

April 27, 2018

- Grant Whittington

Old Trafford - Premier League

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger heads to Old Trafford to face Manchester United for the last time as Gunners manager and a meeting with his old foe Jose Mourinho.

Past Meetings

United beat Arsenal 3-1 at The Emirates earlier this season, with Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard (twice) scoring for the visitors.

Arsenal win 2-0 at home against UNited last season, but their last victory at Old Trafford came in a 2015 FA Cup clash, with former United player Danny Welbeck scoring the winner.

Team News

United will be keeping an eye on captain Antonio Valencia, who is struggling with a calf injury. Mourinho will give him up until kick to see if he is fit, but if the Ecuador international misses out, Matteo Darmian could step in,

Arsenal have an injury doubt over former united midfielder Henrikh Mkhiataryan, who has missed their last two games with a knee problem, he is likely to be rested for the Europa League semi final against Atletico Madrid next week.

Fellow midfielder Mohammed Elneny is ruled out with an ankle injury.

Manchester United v Arsenal Preview and Predictions

There is little introduction needed when these two sides face off, although this weekend's meeting if tinged by the end of an era, with Wenger not set to step aside at the end of the season.

His side threw away a lead in midweek against Atletico Madrid, and his line up for this game will be defined by the tough task they now face in Spain.

Fringe players including Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Alex Iwobi could all get a run out.

United have won four of their last five Premier League games on home soil, and Arsenal have lost their last five on the road - all of the signs are pointing to a United win here, priced at 4/9.

Mourinho's side have looked impressive in front of goal also, scoring nine goals in their last five games in all competitions, with Arsenal netting 11 in the same run of fixtures.

With that in mind, an over 2.5 total goals bet is available at 4/6.

Recommended Bets

Manchester United to win 2-1 at 8/1

Aside from their blip against West Brom two weeks ago, United have looked in dominant form in recent weeks, despite it being too late to challenge for honours. They have the attack to worry what is likely to be a second Arsenal defence, and Mourinho will show Wenger little mercy on his final Old Trafford visit.

Alexandre Lacazette to score anytime at

French international Lacazette is finding some form as the season reaches its conclusion, scoring three goal in his last three games in all competitions for The Gunners. He also netted against united in the Premier League clash earlier this season.

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