Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Arsenal
The Liverpool FC legend is backing Manchester United to ease to victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday
Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to heap more misery on Arsenal on the road when Arsene Wenger prepares for his final game at Old Trafford as Gunners manager.
The Arsenal manager announced last week that he will stand down as manager at the end of the Premier League season following another disappointing campaign for Wenger and his side.
The north London side squandered a 1-0 lead to draw 1-1 with La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final at The Emirates on Thursday night.
Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s opener despite Atletico Madrid being reduced to 10 men in the first half in the English capital.
Arsenal lost 3-1 to Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in December, while the Gunners haven’t secured a point on the road in the Premier League this term.
Wenger’s side are in sixth place in the Premier League table following a return of three victories in their 16 games in their away fixtures in the English top flight.
Former Liverpool FC star Owen is backing Manchester United to heap more misery on Arsenal in their Premier League meeting at The Emirates on Sunday.
“Jose Mourinho has largely held the upper hand in his meetings with Arsene Wenger down the years losing just two of their 18 previous clashes (W8 D8) and he has never lost to the Gunners boss in seven previous home games,” Owen told BetVictor.
“United will be buoyed by their semi-final win over Spurs last weekend and I expect them to gain a quick double over the North London clubs.
“Arsenal are in Europa League action on Thursday and are likely to have one eye on the return leg in Madrid next week. The Gunners are yet to pick up an away point in 2018 and I expect United to edge what promises to be an open, entertaining game.”
Arsenal finished in fifth spot in the Premier League last weekend.