Arsenal FC Team News at Man United: Saka, Xhaka, Kolasinac


Other than a disastrous 4-0 loss to Liverpool, Arsenal FC have blanked their last four opponents across all competitions. Winners of four in their last five, and now on the cusp of the top four, the Gunners are nevertheless underdogs when they travel to Manchester United tomorrow night.

The bookies are backing them at the price of +260, the same amount that one would collect for a draw. Meanwhile United are favored to win to the tune of -106. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the latest fitness updates for the North Londoners.


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Thu Dec 2, 8:15 GMT, Old Trafford

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Google Result Probability:  Arsenal 26%   Draw 26%   United 48%

PL Position, Form Guide: Arsenal 5th, 23pts  WLWWW   United 8th, 18pts DLLWL

Arsenal Team News

Sead Kolasinac (ankle) and Granit Xhaka (knee) remain out of commission while England winger Bukayo Saka is a strong doubt due to a knock that has gone unspecified.

United caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick will have his imprint on this match, despite his being unable to officially coach here because of international employment red tape.

Will Mikel Arteta be able to adjust his tactics to this uncertain x-factor?

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Rangnick factor makes this one a little difficult to predict. We’re going score draw with our prognostication.

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