5 reasons why Manchester United will destroy Arsenal
Manchester United travel to the Emirates Stadium this weekend on the back of a crushing win over Watford at Vicarage Road. Jose Mourinho's side is on a 3 match winning streak in the Premier League, boosted by the return of Marcos Rojo, Paul Pogba, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. They are trying to catch up with Manchester City, and Jose Mourinho will not settle for anything less than a win.
On the other hand, Arsenal were lucky to take three points at Burnley last week, but dismantled Huddersfield Town in a 5-0 thrashing just a few days later. Clearly, the Gunners seem to be struggling for consistency.
Big money signing Alexandre Lacazette could not create the impact that Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukakau created at Chelsea and United respectively. A win for Arsenal will cement their place in top four.
That being said, here are 5 reasons why Manchester United will beat Arsenal at the Emirates:
#5 Resurgence of Ashley Young
Mourinho trusted Ashley Young on the left of defence even when he had the options to play either Luke Shaw, Daley Blind or Matteo Darmian and he is proving his manager right. The 32-year-old rejected several deadline-day offers to stay and fight for his place at United.
He returned late in the August after a lengthy injury lay-off and by November, he becomes Mourinho's no.1 left back.
Young has been one of the success stories of United so far. His blitzkrieg double against Watford at Vicarage Road proved to be a match-winning contribution. He was excellent going forward and equally good at the back. Most of United's attacking play at Vicarage Road came on the left side where Young and Martial combined well to torment Watford's defence.
Young will be key to unlocking Arsenal's defence at the Emirates and given his form, expect nothing less from him. He will be given license to run at Bellerin, Koscielny, and Mustafi. He is definitely Manchester United's player of the month and may prove to be the match-winner at Emirates.
Ashley Young's stats:
Premier League appearances - 10
Goals - 2
Assists - 2
Kep Passes - 9
Successful Dribbles - 16
Total Shots - 11
Tackles won - 18
Jose Mourinho has undeniably reinvigorated the midfielder, and it will be interesting to see if Arsenal can manage to restrict the rampant Manchester United man.