Mark Lawrenson has predicted on BBC Sport that Arsenal will lose to Manchester United this weekend.
Arsenal will take on United away from home at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.
Liverpool legend Lawrenson believes that the Gunners will go down 2-0 to the Red Devils.
Lawrenson wrote on BBC Sport: “Arsenal defender David Luiz is out injured so I am not sure whether Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will stick with his system of playing three at the back without the Brazilian.
“Arteta’s side have lost three of their past four league games but during that spell it is up front where they have not really been firing. I am going with United here, even though they did not create much against Chelsea last week either.
“Their 5-0 win over RB Leipzig was obviously a very good result in the end, but a flurry of late goals and a superb performance off the bench by Marcus Rashford put a bit of a gloss on it because there wasn’t much between the sides, certainly in the first half.”
A footnote added: “Lawro’s prediction: 2-0”.
Manchester United’s form ahead of Arsenal clash
United will head into the match against Arsenal on the back of a 5-0 win against RB Leipzig at Old Trafford in the Champions League.
Marcus Rashfod scored a hat-trick for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who will be determined to build on the comprehensive win against the Bundesliga club and pick up all three points from the league fixture against the Gunners.
However, United’s form in the Premier League is far from impressive. The Red Devils played out a goalless draw with Chelsea last weekend and had to come from a goal down to win against Newcastle United on October 17. Before the two-week international break, the Red Devils were hammered 6-1 at home by Tottenham Hotspur.
Should Arsenal worry about Manchester United?
Arsenal won against Dundalk with ease in the Europa League on Thursday evening, and that will boost the players’ confidence ahead of the match against United.
However, in the league, the Gunners have not been great in recent matches. The North London club lost 1-0 to Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium last weekend and went down 1-0 to Manchester City away from home at the Etihad Stadium on October 17.
With neither team in particularly great form in the league, Arsenal have nothing to fear about United. With the Red Devils having conceded 12 goals in six Premier League games so far this season, Mikel Arteta’s side will be confident of banging in a goal or two at Old Trafford and bagging all three points.