Manchester United vs Arsenal

In Barclays Premiership League, Football on August 25, 2009 at 23:59

By Joe,

The first Big 4 to compete this season and both teams are looking to win at Old Trafford

The first Big 4 to compete this season and both teams are looking to win at Old Trafford

This is the tie between the Big 4 in the Premiership. This is one of the most anticipated ties of the season and Arsenal will travel to the Old Trafford to face off against Manchester United. Both teams did not have a midweek tie so they are both well rested ahead of this mouth watering tie. Last time these two met at Old Trafford, Manchester United won courtesy of an O’Shea goal in their quest to retain the title.

The reigning champion has got their winning ways back after crushing Wigan 5-0 away last weekend. They came out against Wigan all guns blazing where Wayne Rooney registered his 100th and 101st goal for Manchester United. Michael Owen also scored one as he opened his account for the Red half of the Manchester. Sir Alex Ferguson was much happier with his team as they passing and movements were more direct and lethal. He goes into the game against Arsenal a happy man and might there be some mind games between him and Arsene Wenger? The team is also happy to see the return of N. Vidic in the central defense while Rio Ferdinand will not be ready for the tie.

Many might have written off Arsenal to challenge for the title this year but with 2 games and 2 wins, they are well in it. A victory for Arsenal could spell some speculations whether Manchester United is fit to retain the Premiership for the third time. Coach Arsene Wenger must be happy with the way his team is performing, 10 goals in 2 games is an absolutely the ideal start for any team. They might have lost their front men to the transfer but they have bought well as defender Thomas Vermaelen has already scored two goals. Arsenal’s game is so pleasing to the eye, Wenger could see an upset at Old Trafford this weekend. The only concern for the Frenchmen is that captain Cesc Fabregas is doubtful against Manchester United with a hamstring.

On any given day, Manchester United would be weak favorites to win at home against Arsenal. Although with Arsenal scoring at alarming rate, there is no doubt that the North London team will go to Old Trafford without fear and play football. In that case, it will be an exciting match where loads of attacking football and defense error will be on display. Check out the odds for a draw as Betsson is offering at 3.25.

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  1. This should be a very good match I can’t wait

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