Charlie Nicholas states his prediction for Arsenal v Man United
The former Arsenal midfielder is backing the Gunners to play out a stalemate with Manchester United on Sunday afternoon
Charlie Nicholas is backing Manchester United to play out a stalemate with Arsenal at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils will make the long trip to the English capital just over 48 hours after their Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo in Spain.
Manchester United have drawn their last two Premier League games to leave Mourinho’s side with an uphill battle to secure a top-four spot.
The Red Devils battled to valiant point at Manchester City in the derby last month before a disappointing 1-1 draw with Swansea City last weekend.
Arsenal, on the other hand, lost 2-0 to bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby at White Hart Lane last Sunday.
Writing in his Sky Sports column about the top-six clash between Arsenal and Manchester United this weekend, Nicholas predicted:
“Mourinho doesn’t lose to Wenger in the league so it wouldn’t surprise me if it was a draw.
“Man United might be happy with that but Arsenal need a win and will open up, which creates problems. I don’t think these two teams look healthy for the top four but Arsenal can still win the FA Cup and Man United will be going all out for the Europa League.”
Arsenal will face Premier League leaders Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley later this month.
Manchester United lost 1-0 to Antonio Conte’s side in the FA Cup last four.