Manchester United will look to recover their best form as they host Arsenal for a Premier League heavyweight clash on Thursday night.

MANCHESTER UNITED RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD

Caretaker boss Michael Carrick maintained his unbeaten start as manager with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea. Despite a new interim manager announced by the club, Carrick will be in the dug-out for the premier league clash against Arsenal. Manchester United took the lead as Jadon Sancho took advantage of Jorginho’s heavy touch before the Italian restored parity from the penalty spot late in the second half. However, that point has done little to help United’s position in the premier league table, as they sit eighth with 18 points – five points adrift the top four. United have taken just one point from their last four Premier League games on home turf – scoring only once in that time. Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, and Raphael Varane are still sidelined with injuries. Despite Harry Maguire returning back from suspension, Eric Bailly could still feature should Carrick revert to a back three here.

ARSENAL RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD

Arsenal are enjoying life in the premier league as Mikel Arteta’s project is yielding much more satisfying results and performances. The Gunners has lost just one of their last 12 games in all competitions. Arsenal managed to dispatch Newcastle 2-0 in their last premier league outing as Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli scored to keeep them level on points with their fourth-placed counterparts. Arsenal are undoubtedly benefitting from the rare absence of European football this season, and they had kept three consecutive clean sheets on the road before losing at Liverpool, although a paltry three goals away from home is the second-fewest in the league behind Norwich City. Sead Kolasinac and Granit Xhaka are ruled out with injuries. Bukayo Saka came off injured in their last match and is a major doubt.

MANCHESTER UNITED VS ARSENAL STATS, ODDS, PREDICTION

Manchester United have won just one of their last eight Premier League games. They have also failed to win any of their last four home games. Defensive problems has been clear to see as only four teams have conceded more goals in the Premier League this season than Manchester United’s 22. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six Premier League encounters with Man United and have not conceded a goal to the Red Devils since September 2019.

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