After Leicester City, Manchester United could also beat Arsenal in a similar fashion.
Building up to the mega clash on the weekend, Former Arsenal striker, Ian Wright, claims that the counter-attacking style of football from Manchester United could really hurt the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta’s squad made a solid start to the new Premier League season with a win in their first game and also securing a contract extension with their star player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, keeping him at the Emirates till 2023.
However, since then the clash against Liverpool. they have looked rocky at best; and now after falling to their third defeat of the season through 6 games after losing 1-0 to Leicester this weekend, Arteta has to turn things around if Arsenal are to mount any sort of title challenge.
The major source of worry being star striker Aubameyang’s recent form, who is currently experiencing his worst goal drought in six years, having not scored in five league games running for Arsenal.
Next up on the fixture list is Manchester United, and the Arsenal legend believes they will pose an even bigger threat than Leicester. Wright has urged his team to take a more direct approach at Old Trafford, and not overcomplicate things in the final third.
You look at Manchester United as well who are another team that will want to play on the break. You’re going to need to be able to pass through their team, be able to break them down.” Wright said talking to Premier League Productions,
“Manchester United will do the same thing [as Leicester] and they’ve got even better players going forward, more than just Vardy.”
“It’s a tough one, we knew Leicester were going to be tough and we know Manchester United are going to be tough. Arsenal are going to have to dig in and find a way of getting results without scoring the perfect goal.”
The Red Devils are currently in a lowly 15th place in the league, two points behind Arsenal having endured a miserable start to the season themselves, and would be looking to kickstart their resurgence for the top 4 places with a win against the Gunners.
Arsenal faces Dundalk on Thursday in the Europa League, before they make the trip to Manchester to face their familiar foes on November 1.
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