Early Season Showdown: Arsenal And Manchester United Renew Rivalry

September 5, 2023

Arsenal and Manchester United will renew their storied rivalry Sunday at Emirates Stadium in London and, as usual, they are both in the thick of the Premier League title chase early on.

Through three matches, the Gunners have seven points and the Red Devils six, both trailing front-running Manchester City (9). Sunday’s match is the latest in a series that started in 1894. The teams have each won twice over the past four meetings.

United holds the lead in the historical series with 101 wins, 87 losses and 50 draws.

Man U escaped with a 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest last Sunday, scoring three times after trailing 0-2. It was the latest mediocre performance from the Red Devils, who narrowly defeated Wolverhampton and lost to Tottenham. Arsenal drew with Fulham 2-2 on Saturday.

United’s forwards are scoreless this season, but the club might have Rasmus Hojlund back from injury. He transferred from Atalanta earlier this summer.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta might consider starting Eddie Nketiah, who came off the bench to score the equalizer against Fulham for his second goal of the season. Bukayo Saka also has two goals for the Gunners this season.

The rosters for both clubs could look a bit different for the match on Sunday, with both teams working on possible transfer deals before the Sept. 1 deadline.

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Alex Valdes
Alex Valdes is Web Content Manager at Tipico North America. He has written, edited and performed user and site analysis at MoneyTalksNews, NBC Sports, MSN, Bing, MSNBC, as well as newspapers and magazines.