Arsenal will face Manchester United at Emirates Stadium in FA Cup – 1/16 Finals. Arsenal against Manchester United is always the match with big interest after their last matches in Premier League. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Arsenal this season showing great result leading by skilled and strong players like P. Aubameyang (best Arsenals goalscorer this season), A. Lacazette, G. Xhaka (most games played for Arsenal this season), A. Ramsey (could leave to Juventus), L. Torreira (signing of the year) and P. Cech (retiring from football at the end of the season). The Gunners this year showing very beautiful and strong football, however, M. Ozil is not the same anymore and most often hold matches on the bench, H. Mkhitaryan will miss some matches due to injury. Arsenal is very strong by creating long shot opportunities, attacking down the wings and finishing scoring chances, but they are facing problems with avoiding individual errors and defending counter attacks, that opponents use for making a result. Very interesting that Arsenal is undefeated in 23 of their 25 last FA Cup matches, moreover there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of last 10 Arsenal games at FA Cup.
Manchester United showing great skills and playing very nice football after O. G. Solskjaer started to lead the squad. R. Lukaku, P. Pogba, M. Rashford, A. Martial, A. Sanchez, J. Lingard, and many more talented players started to play football that they can and showing the perfect results. Since changed the coach Manchester United won all matches in all competitions. Paul Pogba started to play in the main squad and he is involved almost in all goals that Manchester is scoring. The Red Devils are great at shooting from direct free kicks, creating chances through individual skills and coming back from losing positions, moreover, they showing great tactics by attacking down the wings using fast and skilled defensive wings as L. Shaw and experienced A. Young. The biggest problem now is defending and stopping opponents from creating chances, however, if you score more than opponent and win, the team has no problems.
During the last two seasons, teams played four times, were more lucky and successful was Manchester United with two wins, once won Arsenal and once they played a draw, however Arsenal scored in every match. 3 of 4 matches was with over 2.5 goals.