Friday, 2 November 2012

Preview: Manchester United vs Arsenal

Manchester United and Arsenal come face to face for the first time this season tomorrow at Old Trafford. The highlight though will Robin van Persie's first appearance against his former club. 

Arsenal are coming off a remarkable 7-5 extra-time win at Reading in the League Cup after trailing 4-0 at one stage in an extraordinary match. Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick and manager Arsene Wenger says he can play as a striker, a sticking point in contract negotiations, but a berth up front at United seems too soon. 

"I always said that he will be a striker, so we are on the same wavelength there," Wenger told reporters having struggled to replace Van Persie. 

"Secondly, I believe he knows where to be in the box on the rebounds. I like that - that's a quality of a striker that you cannot give to anybody. You feel it or you don't." 

The last time United scored as many as seven in a game was August last year when they beat Arsenal 8-2 at home but they have netted consistently this season, losing Wednesday's League Cup last 16 clash 5-4 at Chelsea after extra time. 

Arsenal are currently sixth while United will start tomorrow's Premier League encounter in second after their controversial 3-2 win against leaders Chelsea last Sunday in the first of two back-to-back games between the sides. 

This one sure promises to be a thriller. 

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