Arsenal vs Manchester United odds, picks

With three wins in a row, the crisis seems over at Manchester United. After unceremoniously giving up their opening two games of the season against Brighton and Brentford, the Red Devils responded with wins over Liverpool, Southampton and Leicester City to climb to fifth in the Premier League with a 3-0-2 (WDL) record and a goal differential of -2.

There are still plenty of questions about United’s actual quality and whether they were just able to enjoy a relatively loose schedule, but we should have a better idea of ​​where this team stands with a tough game against top spot. . Arsenal on Sunday. The match kicks off at 11:30 a.m. ET and will air on USA Network.

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While there are still doubters about the Red Devils, it’s hard to find much fault with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in the first five games of the campaign. Sure, the Gunners have certainly benefited from a flexible schedule which has seen them play at Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Leicester City, Fulham and Aston Villa, but they have passed all the tests with flying colors and currently sit with the second-best differential. expected goals. (+7.3) in the league.

Gabriel Jesus.
Gabriel Jesus celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal on August 31.
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Arsenal’s attack looks powerful and the arrival of Gabriel Jesus seems like a huge boost, but it’s the Gunners’ defense that has been the most impressive. Only one team (Man City) has a better xGA rating compared to Arsenal so far.

United also offer plenty of star power going forward with Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Christian Eriksen, but their defense has been inconsistent away from home, although they appeared to be taking a step in the right direction. with back- to-back clean sheets against Southampton and Leicester.

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With all due respect to Saints and the Foxes (and a depleted Liverpool squad) this will probably be the toughest test the United defense has faced so far this season and there are still reasons to doubt the Red Devils can cope. United are still learning Erik ten Hag’s pressing system and are vulnerable to quick attacks when caught out of form.

There will come a time to sell high on unbeaten Arsenal, but now is not that time. Just consider this: If this game had been played two weeks ago, Arsenal would probably be around +140 on the silver three-man line. The market fell in love with Manchester United again.

Manchester United selection against Arsenal

Arsenal +165


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