Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Arsenal v Man United

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Arsenal's home clash with Manchester United at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Arsenal and Manchester United to play out a 1-1 draw at The Emirates in the Premier League on Sunday.

Arsenal head into the game desperately looking to return to winning ways in the top flight after the disappointment of their 2-0 loss to Tottenham last weekend.

That result dealt another serious blow to Arsenal’s hopes of finishing in the top four this season, with the Gunners sixth in the table heading into this weekend’s round of games.

And former Liverpool star Lawrenson is tipping Arsene Wenger’s men to drop yet more points in the race for the top four by playing out a draw against the Red Devils on Sunday.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “I thought Arsenal had a bit of momentum until last weekend’s north London derby, when their defeat showed their problems have not really gone away.

“The Gunners really were put into place by Tottenham, in more ways than one.

“Arsenal will be up for this game, but it will not be easy because Manchester United’s injury list looks a lot shorter right now. I don’t think there will be much in it.

“I just don’t think it is a game Arsene Wenger can afford to lose because, if he does, the roof really will fall in.”

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Arsenal finished second and without a trophy last season, and Wenger’s side have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season.

The Gunners will look to end the season with a trophy when they take on Chelsea at Wembley later this month in the FA Cup final.

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