A disappointing draw against Fulham last time out left the Gunners with questions to answer, particularly after a couple of not-so-convincing performances beforehand.
However, their worries are not quite as extensive as United’s after a very curious start to the campaign. Mediocre displays at home to Wolves and Nottingham Forest have somehow yielded a pair of wins either side of a dismal effort at Tottenham.
This match therefore serves as a key early-season litmus test of both Arsenal and United’s potential for the Premier League title race.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Arsenal vs Man United is scheduled for a 4.30pm BST kick-off today, Sunday, September 3, 2023.
The match will take place at the Emirates Stadium in London.
Where to watch Arsenal vs Man United
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports with coverage beginning at 4pm, after Crystal Palace’s match with Wolves.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at the ground.
Arsenal vs Man United team news
Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Odegaard, Rice, Havertz, Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli
Subs: Gabriel Jesus, Smith Rowe, Kiwior, Tomiyasu, Trossard, Jorginho, Vieira, Raya, Nelson
Manchester United XI: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Martinez, Dalot, Casemiro, Eriksen, Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Martial
Subs: Hojlund, Reguilon, Bayindir, Maguire, Evans, Pellistri, Gore, Mejbri, Garnacho
Arsenal vs Man United prediction
The Gunners have not lost at home to the Red Devils in almost six years and should contend better with the big-game atmosphere against a United side that is there to be got at, particularly defensively.
Arsenal to win, 3-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Each of the last four meetings between these two have been won by the home team while scoring three goals.
Arsenal wins: 87
Man United wins: 101
Arsenal vs Man United match odds
Man United: 11/4
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).