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

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

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.”

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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.

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