Arsenal welcome Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening (17:30), and the home side will be full of confidence after dispatching Huddersfield 5-0 on Wednesday – their third straight win.
In a four minute spell, German playmaker Mesut Özil claimed a goal and two assists as the Gunners continued the great run which started after they beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0.
Now, Arsène Wenger side, who have moved up to fourth place, have a chance to close the four point gap between them and the Manchester giants, who are currently second in the table under the guidance of José Mourinho.
Arsenal Team News:
Alexandre Lacazette – Out (groin)
Alexis Sánchez – Doubtful (hamstring)
Arsenal’s recent form:
Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield
Burnley 0-1 Arsenal
FC Cologne 1-0 Arsenal (Europa League)
Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham
Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 0-0 Red Star (Europa League)
Arsenal key stats
- Olivier Giroud scored his third goal of the season against Huddersfield, taking his total to 103 and making him the club’s fourth all-time goal-scorer under Wenger.
- Özil has now contributed to seven goals this season, one more than Sánchez.
- Granit Xhaka has attempted 27 shots from outside the penalty area, only Harry Kane (29) has more. He has yet to score.
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