Michael Owen: Why Arsenal won’t beat Man Utd on Sunday

Michael Owen is not expecting Arsenal to be able to beat Manchester United on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Michael Owen is not expecting Arsenal to be able to repeat their FA Cup heroics and beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Gunners sealed a memorable 2-1 win over the Red Devils in the FA Cup quarter-finals back in March on their way to setting up a Wembley showpiece clash with Aston Villa later this month.

Arsenal’s fragility against the top sides in the league is well known

Michael Owen

Arsenal had been in fine form before their surprise 1-0 loss to Swansea City in the Premier League on Monday night, while United bounced back from three straight defeats with victory against Crystal Palace last weekend.

However, former England striker Owen believes that a 2-1 Manchester United win or a 1-1 draw are the two most likely results when Arsene Wenger’s men travel to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Owen told colossusbets.com: “United may have ended their run of three defeats with a 2-1 win at Palace but it was far from a convincing victory and, like City, they will be keen to take three points here to give them a chance of avoiding that Champions League qualifier at the start of next season.

“But, even though they beat United 2-1 here in the FA Cup, Arsenal’s fragility against the top sides in the league is well known, and that defeat against Swansea must have been a big blow.

“I’m not too confident about this – United clearly aren’t playing well – but I take 2-1 and 1-1.”

A win against the Gunners would take United above Arsenal in the table, but the north London side have a game in hand over Van Gaal’s men.

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