It’s no longer news that Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has tipped his former club Arsenal to pick maximum three points at Old Trafford as he predicted a 2-1 scoreline in favor of the Gunners.
The former Arsenal striker attached his prediction to United’s injury woes and the club’s lack of strong firepower at the final half of the pitch.
Nicholas’ analysis is definitely right, but many would want to disagree with his final prediction.
Unai Emery’s has little injury worries after the return of Hector Bellerin and Calum Chambers to full fitness, but the Gunners haven’t been too convincing in their performance.
Their defense has left so much to be desired after conceding 10 goals from six Premier League matches.
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With Greenwood’s current goal-scoring form, the home team have a huge chance of defeating the North London club after 90 minutes of action.
Greenwood, 17, is one of the hottest teenagers in the country’s top division having scored two goals in three matches and he could be the answer to Solskjaer’s attacking problems.
He has seamlessly occupied the Red Devils’ center-forward position following Rashford’s injury, while his performances against Astana and Rochdale will inspire him ahead of the Gunners tie.
As much as it could be too early to expect the inexperienced youngster to get past highly-rated David Luiz and Sokratis on Monday, it is worth saying that the England U21 international has all it takes to punish Arsenal’s fragile defensive unit at any slight opportunity.
Emmanuel Adebayo on his way back to the EPL
Former Arsenal striker and Togo international Emmanuel Adebayo could be on his way back to the English Premier League as he is reported by The Sun to be on the wanted list of West Brom.
Emmanuel Adebayo has been on the books of Paraguay club Olimpia but his contract with the club ended in July and he has been a free player since then.
It is understood that West Brom manager Slaven Bilic is a big fan of Emmanuel Adebayo and thinks the Togo international striker can still make a mark in the Premier League this season.
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Slaven Bilic is, therefore reported to have held talks with Emmanuel Adebayo and it was a positive one as the player is also interested in another spell in the English Premier League.
The West Brom boss is positive that the experience of the former Arsenal, Man City, Real Madrid, and Tottenham striker can help bolster his attacking options this season.
Emmanuel Adebayo can boast of 97 Premier League goals to his name and he could round it up to 100 with the opportunity of playing with West Brom this season.
Should personal terms be agreed upon between the two parties, Emmanuel Adebayo will be making a surprise return to the English Premier League.
EPL: Wright takes a dig at Man United in “van de Beek comment”
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has taken a dig at Man United by claiming that their new signing Donny van de Beek would have fit into the Gunners system more than the Red Devils.
Donny van de Beek is the only major signing by Man United this season after joining from Ajax to add to the options in the midfield.
Ian Wright claims the Dutch midfielder could have been better at Arsenal when he spoke on The Kelly & Wrighty Show. He noted that Donny van de Beek’s quality already exists at the Old Trafford before his coming, adding that he does the same thing as Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.
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The Arsenal legend admits the Dutch midfielder is a great player but he might not give more than what the Red Devils already have because his preferred positions are already being handled by great players.
However, the Gunners are currently in the search for a new midfielder as they are making efforts to convince Atletico Madrid and Lyon for the signatures of Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar respectively.
Meanwhile, Man United have given the hint that they are still in the summer transfer market to land players that will help improve their team for the season’s challenge.
EPL: How Arsenal will prise away Aouar from Lyon revealed
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has given the hint that the North London outfit Arsenal will snap up the signature of Houssem Aouar from French Ligue 1 outfit by leaving it close to the end of the summer transfer window.
Houssem Aouar is a top target for the Gunners and efforts to convince the French Ligue 1 giants to come down from their £54 million asking price has failed but the North London club are not giving up on eh possibility of the deal.
Manager Mikel Arteta holds the belief that his side can challenge for titles and return to the Champions League if he is able to add a quality midfielder to his team before the end of the summer window.
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However, the transfer guru hinted that the Gunners will leave it late to strike the deal for the 22-year-old midfielder, adding that in the process of waiting for the last minute, Arsenal must have gotten rid of Sead Kolasinac, Lucas Torreira, and Sokratis Papa to raise some funds.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Houssem Aouar is very interested in the idea of moving to Arsenal and he is ready to give his nod as soon as an agreement is reached between the two clubs.
Lyon Supremo Plays Down Gunners’ Aouar Move
Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas has poured cold water on the reported interest of Arsenal in club skipper Houssem Aouar.
The Lyon supremo told French media portal Le Progres that Arsenal and other clubs will find it hard to sign Houssem Aouar in the current transfer market which will close on the 5th of October.
According to him, the best decision would be for the player to stay at the club beyond this summer’s transfer window.
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Lyon don’t have European football to offer Houssem Aouar this season but the club supremo still believes that staying at the club would be the best bet for the 22-year-old Frenchman.
Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester City and Real Madrid have all been linked with a move for Houssem Aouar this summer and only the Gunners have made an official bid for him.
The Premier League giants offered cash plus Matteo Guendouzi in July and it was turned down by the French club.
Aouar was one of the best midfielders in the Champions League last season as Lyon got to the last four before they were eliminated by German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
The French junior international scored one goal plus four assists in eight Champions League matches.
EPL: Arsenal Eyeing ‘Late Loan Move’ For Barcelona Flop
Arsenal are eyeing a late loan move for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho according to the publication from Spanish outlet SPORT.
The Gunners had earlier weighed up the option of signing Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona at the start of the transfer window in July but it looks like new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman wants to keep the 29-year-old at the Nou Camp.
The report mentioned earlier stated that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta could still make a move for the Brazilian international before the end of the transfer window.
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The Barcelona player could boost the Brazilian contingent at Arsenal further this summer.
Arsenal signed Willian from Chelsea on a free transfer this summer to take the number of Brazilian players at Arsenal to three. The other Brazilian players at the club are David Luiz and Gabriel Martinelli.
Philippe Coutinho has not lived up to his hefty price tag at Barcelona following his £142m transfer from Liverpool in January 2018.
He left Barcelona to join German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich at the start of last season after a difficult 18-month period at the start of his Barcelona career.
Coutinho played his part in the treble-winning campaign of the Bavarian giants last season.
Report: Arsenal Plotting Shock Move For Chelsea Midfielder
Arsenal have been linked with a shock transfer swoop on one of their top four rivals between now and the end of the transfer window.
Sky Sports revealed that the Gunners are prepared to make another transfer assault on London rivals Chelsea by signing their Italian international Jorginho.
Arsenal have signed two players from Chelsea in the last two summer transfer windows and they could make it three with the transfer of Jorginho.
The Gunners signed Brazilian centre back David Luiz from Chelsea in an £8m deal last summer before completing a free transfer move for fellow Brazilian Willian this summer.
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The report via Sky Sports said that the Gunners are eyeing Jorginho as a possible replacement for the outgoing Lucas Torreira.
Uruguayan international Torreira is closing in on a loan move to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league though the club is yet to reach an agreement with the Gunners.
Arsenal want an obligation to buy at the end of the loan deal for Lucas Torreira, while Atletico Madrid are only keen to put option to buy the player when his proposed loan contract ends.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was the assistant manager to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola when the Citizens tried to sign Jorginho from Italian club Napoli in 2018 and he has retained that interest in the player.
Report: Seven Arsenal Players Up For Sale
Arsenal are prepared to sell as many as seven players in order to raise funds for their two midfield targets, Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey.
This is via the report from the Daily Star which disclosed that the Gunners want to sign Aouar and Partey before the summer’s transfer window ends next month.
Arsenal will have to raise money to sign the two aforementioned midfielders having spent their transfer budget this summer on six players.
The North Londoners made the loan deals of defenders Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari permanent, while the loan deal of Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos was also extended.
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The Spaniard will spend this season on loan at the Emirates Stadium after a successful spell on loan last term.
Arsenal signed Brazilian winger Willian from London rivals Chelsea on a free transfer, while Icelandic international shot stopper Runar Alex Runarsson recently joined Arsenal from French side Dijon.
Their biggest transfer of the summer still remains the £25m spent on Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes.
Arsenal midfielders Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have been strongly linked with moves away and their sales would give the Gunners part of the cash needed to sign both Aouar and Partey.
Sokratis Papasthathopoulos, Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Shkodran Mustafi are all up for sale at Arsenal.
Arteta finally talks about Ozil ‘s future at Arsenal
A lot of concerns have been raised over the future of Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil at the Emirates Stadium but there has been no one available to give an explanation, not even manager Mikel Arteta.
It is understood that the former Real Madrid midfielder has been training with the first team without any injury concern, yet he has continued to be snubbed for selections, the latest being the Carabao Cup against Leicester City.
Mesut Ozil has been frozen out of the team, yet he is refusing to leave the club with reports that he has been receiving offers from a number of clubs in Turkey, Qatar, Italy, and Saudi Arabia.
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What makes the situation looks more complicated is the fact that Mesut Ozil has always looked happy in training and that has reflected in his social media posts.
However, the question was again, put forward to manager Mikel Arteta and he refused to give an answer as the German international was not named in the team that traveled to the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night.
When pressed, the Spanish boss opened up by stating that it will be very difficult to have Mesut Ozil in the squad because of the change in the team, adding that players are selected based on their condition.