Gary Neville gives three reasons Arsenal will fumble against Manchester United

Gary Neville has given three reasons he thinks the Arsenal may fumble against Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford

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Gary Neville has voiced strong convictions that aspirations of Arsenal to win the Premier League title will be challenged at Old Trafford this weekend.

The Gunners are set to clash with Manchester United at 4:30 pm on Sunday, with a victory imperative to maintain their contention against Manchester City for the top spot heading into the final week of the season.

Mikel Arteta’s side entered the penultimate weekend of the season one point ahead of City, who hold the advantage due to a game in hand.

To keep their title hopes alive, Arsenal must secure wins in their final two matches, setting the stage for a potential upset over Pep Guardiola’s men. Their first hurdle is an out-of-form United, managed by Erik ten Hag, whose injury-ridden squad has managed only two wins in their last ten Premier League fixtures.

United currently languish in eighth place following a 4-0 defeat by Crystal Palace on Monday, desperately needing points to secure European football next season. Neville, speaking on The Overlap, backs United to disrupt Arsenal’s plans and potentially hand the title to City.

“This is the big one,” Neville asserted. “Arsenal have a poor record here. There’s three things that stand out to me. Firstly, this is massive for Arsenal. Secondly, United’s record against the big teams isn’t that bad at home. And thirdly, Arsenal have got a really poor record at Old Trafford.”

Acknowledging Arsenal’s recent struggles at Old Trafford, Neville emphasised the unpredictability of such high-stakes clashes, expressing a gut feeling of a 2-2 draw.

“Look, Arsenal should win but I’m not sure they will. Arsenal should win but there’s a madness about Old Trafford and this game, usually in a title race it doesn’t work out how you think. I’m going 2-2, this is just my feeling. Arsenal should win but it’s a feeling I have.”

Despite Arsenal’s recent impressive away form in the league, Arteta’s side faces a huge challenge, with memories of needing two injury-time goals to secure their 3-1 win in the reverse fixture back in September.

Arteta remains focused on the task ahead, disregarding United’s current form and Arsenal’s history at Old Trafford. “We know what we need to do, but first of all, we have to perform at a really high level to deserve to win the match,” he stated.

 

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