EPL Preview: Manchester United Vs Arsenal
After an embarrassing loss against Liverpool, Arsenal is expected to come out all guns blazing against Manchester United later tonight, who have themselves struggled in the English Premier League. In spite of Arsenal's loss, they lie in second place with 55 points, while Manchester United are struggling in seventh place with 41 points.
Manchester United reflects a weak side under their new manager, David Moyes, even though it may be with the same players that they have been so successful last season under Sir Alex Ferguson. They are finding it hard to register victories even against weaker teams, their last match against Fulham being further proof, where they drew 2-2. They are 15 points behind EPL leaders, Chelsea, so at best, they can aim for the fourth spot.
On the other hand, Arsenal are in the title race and have been a consistent side this season. They started the season really well, but their form of late has seen a dip. One of the biggest disappointment has been Ozil's performance, as he had given a good account of himself during his first few weeks and the same player has looked a pale shadow of himself.
With the number of special players in both the squads, one can expect a good game between these rivals. Arsenal would bank upon players such as Arteta, Ozil, Cazrola to stand up and be counted amongst others, while Manchester United would look for Van Persie, Rooney, Mata etc. to provide them with the much needed solace after their performance this season.
With tough fixtures ahead, February could well prove to be the difference between EPL title and a champions league spot. But, when these teams clash at the Emirates stadium, Arsenal would be considered favourites. A victory here for Arsenal could put them back as a serious contender.