Paul Merson has made his predictions ahead of this weekend’s top of the table clash between Arsenal and Manchester United.
Just like the old days, it’s Arsenal & Manchester United fighting at the summit of the Premier League table with a big six pointer awaiting us on Sunday.
Manchester United triumphed 3-1 when the sides met earlier in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford, which is still the only game Arsenal have lost in the league this season. However both teams have progressed since that meeting in September.
United would certainly be in the title race if they are able to defeat Arsenal, but Merson has tipped his former club to get revenge with a 3-1 victory.
Paul Merson’s prediction:
“This is the biggest Premier League game of the season so far. If Arsenal win this game, Manchester United could be out of the title race. This is a massive game for Man United, and they’ll be 11 points behind Arsenal if they lose this match.”
This is a much harder game for Arsenal than the Tottenham match. Casemiro is a big player, and United would’ve had just as much of a chance as Arsenal if he was available. He brings experience to the midfield and would’ve been on Martin Odegaard. They’ll miss his presence in this match.
Luke Shaw marked Erling Haaland out of the game last week – leave him out of the lineup at your own peril. With Casemiro suspended for this match, I’m backing Arsenal to win this game.”