Arsenal were victors in their Champions League match with Borussia Dortmund in Germany on Wednesday evening, and now have Old Trafford in their sights, with the intention of maintaining their five point gap at the top of the Premier League table.
Perhaps more telling is that a Gunners victory would place the north Londoners a clear eleven points ahead of Manchester United, outstanding this early in the season, and the team’s display in Germany was impressive to say the least, especially defensively.
A best price of 23/10 for a win by the visitors is offered by BetVictor. This seems an extremely generous price, especially considering Arsenal’s form away from home so far this season. Champions League triumphs in Marseille and Dortmund add to their Premier League victories to produce an impressive record, with west Bromwich Albion the only team to hold them to a draw.
Aaron Ramsey simply can’t be stopped, and he continues to score prolifically, and the Welshman found himself to be in the right place at the right time when he scored against Dortmund. A price of 11/1 from bet365 for him to open the scoring against Man United seems hefty, nevertheless United will be desperate to take all three points from his match.
Arsenal are more likely to win the Premier League title than Arsenal this season, according to the bookies. Wayne Rooney is a tad more sceptical about the situation however, claiming that Arsenal have been in this position before, and we need to see where the Gunners are later in the season. True enough, the season is still in its infancy, however arsenal have made their intentions clear this early on, and definitely cannot be ignored.
United are still in a relatively healthy position, despite the odd mishap along the way, and they are unbeaten in their previous eight games following the goalless draw at Real Sociedad on tuesday evening. They perhaps should have been ahead with a Robin Van Persie penalty, however it wasn’t to be, and United returned with just one point for their troubles.
The men from Old trafford are priced at 13/10 favourites with paddy Power, to come out of this match with maximum points, thus hauling themselves back into Premier League title contention, although the fact is that they have recorded a meagre two wins out of five Premier League games at home so far this season.
Robin Van Persie will be looking to score against his former team-mates, and the Dutch hitman is offered by Coral at 9/2 that he scores the opening goal of this encounter, as he did in the same fixture last season.
With the exception of the Capital One Cup game against Chelsea, the Gunners have managed a goal in every single match this season, and it is likely that both sides will get on the scoresheet, with Sky Bet offering 8/13 on such an outcome. Mesut Ozil is generously priced at 11/1 to break the deadlock, and certainly gets himself into some excellent goalscoring positions.
This match should produce some fine football, and all the betting options are available by visiting any of the major online bookmakers on This page.