BBC Sport pundit states his prediction for Arsenal v Man United

The Liverpool FC legend is backing Arsenal and Manchester United to share the spoils at The Emirates on Sunday

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: YouTube / Screengrab)

Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to settle for a 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils will make the trip to the English capital fresh from their heroics at Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.

Manchester United managed to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg at Old Trafford thanks to a 3-1 win at Parc des Princes.

Romelu Lukaku’s first-half goals and Marcus Rashford’s VAR-awarded penalty secured their place in the Champions League quarter-final draw on away goals.

Solskjaer has won all nine of his away games in charge of Manchester United after the Norwegian took over the reins from Jose Mourinho back in December.

One of those away victories came in a 3-1 victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round at the Emirates Stadium back in January.

Arsenal have been in decent form, too, following a four-game unbeaten Premier League run to keep pace with Manchester United in the top-four race.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Manchester United interim manager Solskjaer to further cement his claim for the permanent job with a point at Arsenal.

“United’s run under Solskjaer means it is now becoming ridiculous that they have not given him the job permanently. What are they waiting for?” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“Imagine if there was a suggestion that they were looking around at other managers? The crowd at Old Trafford would go wild, and the club would look stupid.”

Lawrenson added: “Solskjaer has to get the job because, if he can achieve this with what he has got now, imagine what he could do when he gets a chance to improve the team.

“He has already improved the players he has got, which is the biggest thing that has impressed me so far, on top of his results.”

Arsenal played out a 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby last weekend.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a late chance to score the winner from the penalty spot.

The Gunners are in fifth spot and a point behind Manchester United.

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