Patrice Evra is anticipating to see Arsenal and Manchester United play out a 2-2 attract Sunday’s Premier League showdown at The Emirates.
The Gunners head into this weekend’s spherical of fixtures high of the desk and 5 factors away from second-placed Manchester Metropolis, who’ve performed a sport greater than Mikel Arteta’s males.
Arsenal will be capable of deploy new signing Leandro Trossard in opposition to the Crimson Devils after they signed the 28-year-old Belgium striker from Brighton in a deal reported to be worth round £21m plus add-ons final week.
Manchester United, in the meantime, are set to be with out the suspended Casemiro after he picked up a suspension when he was booked within the Crimson Devils’ 1-1 draw in opposition to Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening.
Former Crimson Devils and France full-back Evra feels that Manchester United are totally able to inflicting Arsenal issues on the counter-attack at The Emirates and he’s backing the sport to finish all sq..
Writing in his column for Betfair, Evra stated: “I see a chance on this match as a result of it’s Manchester United. I do know we are able to damage them on the counter assault, like final time.
“I can see a sport the place Arsenal dominates the sport and immediately United may get a aim and folks will say that Arsenal didn’t need to lose the match. I don’t care if that’s the case, I would like United to be ugly and to win video games. That’s what we’re doing.
“I’m assured, I do know we are able to damage them, however the best way Arsenal management video games will probably be powerful for any crew. United can create a shock, they received in opposition to Metropolis however they didn’t management the sport, it’s not like they outplayed Metropolis.
“Arsenal outplayed Tottenham, sure, United dominated the sport in opposition to Tottenham however they didn’t give them a correct lesson like Arsenal did. I hope United win however I feel this sport can be a draw.”
January signing Trossard has been in nice type for Brighton thus far this season, netting seven objectives and making two assists in 16 Premier League video games for the Seagulls earlier than his change to The Emirates.
Arsenal moved to convey him in final week to bolster their attacking choices within the continued absence of Gabriel Jesus, and Gunners boss Arteta has revealed that Trossard was a performed that the north Londoners have been scouting for a while.
“We’re actually glad to have him,” Arteta stated at a news conference on Friday. “He’s a participant now we have adopted for some time now.
“The chance got here – we had the need to have a participant within the frontline who is flexible sufficient to play in several positions. He is aware of the league, he has sufficient expertise right here and I feel he can have a direct affect within the crew.”
Arsenal’s solely defeat thus far within the Premier League this season got here in opposition to Manchester United at Previous Trafford again in September, and Arteta is hoping that he and his gamers have realized the mandatory classes from that loss.
“We’ve to be taught,” Arteta replied when requested concerning the defeat at Previous Trafford. “There have been some vital classes about that sport and the explanation why we misplaced it.
“In lots of moments we have been in whole management of the day. However we all know that’s one of many qualities of Man United – when you’re accountable for the match, the sport will get away from you as a result of they’ve a lot particular person expertise, good organisation and some ways to create issues. We’ll must be at our greatest to win on Sunday.”