The jittery win over Partizan midweek will have the Arsenal fans looking forward to playing away from the Emirates. United may have the best home record in the league so far this season but much like Ryan Giggs’ BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, their success has been based more on past accomplishments than on what they’ve done this season with too many teams giving them more respect than they deserve.
As long as Arsenal don’t do an Allardyce and lay down at the feet of the great Fergie, waiting for a belly rub, then there’s plenty of reason to believe they’ll come good at 3/1.
The Gunners have the best away record in the league, winning their last four on the road including that 3-0 on the blue side of Manchester. United have struggled when on the back-foot this season and the on thing you know Arsenal will do is attack. Samir Nasri has been in inspired form this season and if Andrei Arshavin can wake up from his winter slumber, then the United backline could be led a merry dance. The Frenchman is a tasty 10/1 to score first. Which is much better value than Berbatov at 5/1. His five goals against Blackburn will have used up all his goalscoring credits until sometime in the New Year.
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United do have a tradition of pulling out big performances when they really need them and for all their faults they are unbeaten in the league. Even Fergie’s luck can only last so long though and if they fail to rise to the occasion with their best performance of the season then Arsenal will be going back to London with three points and top spot in the league.