Van Gaal talks up Arsenal style ahead of Man United showdown
Louis van Gaal is a fan of Arsenal's approach...
Louis van Gaal has spoken of his admiration for Arsenal’s style of play ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils travel to north London looking for a repeat of their 2-1 win at The Emirates in the Premier League last season.
Van Gaal’s men know that a victory over the Gunners would move them one point clear at the top of the Premier League table heading into the forthcoming international break.
The Dutchman has been impressed by what he has seen from Arsenal in recent seasons and feels that their attacking approach to games is one of the best in the league.
Van Gaal told MUTV: “I think Arsenal are one of the best teams in the league, in a technical and tactical sense – maybe the best. I like the way they play.
“Nevertheless, they haven’t won so much so you have to look for that improvement with their team. But I’m not their manager so I don’t have to do that!
“We played a very lucky game at the Emirates last season. I believe Arsenal were better, but we were better in the game in the FA Cup and we lost. That’s football. You can lose even when you are the better team.
“We also drew at home so that shows that we are equal more or less. Arsenal is a very good team with individual players from a high level, I think.”
United head into the game on the back of their 2-1 comeback win over Wolfsburg in the Champions League, while Arsenal are looking to respond after their surprise 3-2 defeat by Olympiacos on Tuesday night.
The Gunners beat Leicester 5-2 last weekend, while United were 3-0 winners over Sunderland.