Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s Man United host Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday at Old Trafford with the hope of moving up the table after a slow start.
Man United in 15th
Man United sit 15th in the league after two wins, one draw and two defeats from the five games – drawing 0-0 to Chelsea last weekend in a cautious match.
The Red Devils are searching for their first home win of the season, after a draw and two defeats from their three matches.
They are two points behind 11th placed Arsenal with a game in hand, who were beaten 1-0 by Leicester City last weekend at the Emirates and have won three and lost three of their six matches.
United are unbeaten in four games in all competitions, winning three of those and conceding just two goals.
The match will be Solskjaer’s 100th as Man United manager.
Ole on approaching 100 games as #MUFC manager: “It’s gone really quick even though a lot has happened.
“[Facing] Arsenal is always going to be difficult because they have a great team and manager. Let’s hope I can celebrate it with a win.”#MUNARS pic.twitter.com/OVRiyQEKo2
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 30, 2020
Arsenal form and stats
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have lost their past two league games 1-0 and have scored just eight goals in their six matches.
The Gunners have taken 53 shots so far – the fourth lowest in the Premier League.
Arsenal have not won at Old Trafford in the Premier League since September 2006 and have not won away at a ‘Big Six’ ground since 2015 – losing 19 and drawing 10 of 29 matches since then.
After their win against RB Leipzig midweek, Solskjaer revealed that left-back Alex Telles has tested positive for COVID-19, and he’ll miss the game. Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly are both out, while Anthony Martial sits out the final game of a three-match ban.
For Arsenal, David Luiz came off injured against Leicester and he’s ruled out for a few weeks, and Rob Holding, Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari are also on the sidelines.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang is without a goal in his last five league games, his worst run since joining the club. His last league goal came on the opening day against Fulham.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not scored in five league games for Arsenal – his worst run at the club 😣 pic.twitter.com/G2jEt0b8Tm
— Goal (@goal) October 25, 2020