Arsenal will host Manchester United at home as the hosts come into the fixture after a frustrating draw against Atletico Madrid, despite dominating the game throughout ninety minutes. Both the teams boast top quality upfront in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Romelu Lukaku.
ArsenalCore will today look into this clash of titans for Arsenal vs Manchester United.
The Arsenal transfer record breaker has not featured for Gunners many times since moving to London. With Arsenal out of FA Cup and restricted to play in Europa League – Aubameyang only have Premier League to prove his worth this season. With Alexandre Lacazette set to be rested for Madrid fixture, Aubameyang will be looking to make a mark against Manchester United.
Aubameyang have exactly shown Arsenal supporters – What he is all about. The Gabonese have been directly involved in nine goals in his first nine appearances for Arsenal (scored six and assisted three). He has not only featured in the central position but also have been heavily involved in wide areas.
This will be Pierre’s first big game after disappointing performance against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley. But its been a long time to that and Aubameyang looks settled in Arsenal’s dressing room. It is Aubameyang’s first season in the Premier League, it will be alluring to see how he turns up for these games.
Aubameyang will be a constant threat to Jose Mourinho’s defence, with his pace and superb finishing ability – he can surely be the difference between both sides. Manchester United will have to keep up their defensive duties to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang within the radar. One small mistake can cost them the game.
With most of the regular team set to be rested with Atletico tie on Thursday, Aubameyang will be the focal point for Arsene Wenger’s men.
Aubameyang is been regarded as one of the best strikers around the globe and this is the perfect chance to prove that.
Romelu Lukaku :
Romelu Lukaku has been influential for past couple of seasons, always having himself in the top goal scoring list. With his brilliance in front of goal, he has shown he is not only a goal scorer but also a grinder.
With his goalscoring halo, Manchester United paid $75 million upfront with $15 million add-ons – to secure Romelu Lukaku’s services in the summer.
Despite not showing his lethal form for The Red Devils regularly, Lukaku has been a pivotal part of Mourinho’s United.
Romelu is the first player to score 10 goals in the first nine appearances under the Manchester United badge. His start to career at Old Trafford showed ‘Why United paid hefty sum for his services?’. But things have gone south since then, the goals have dried up and defenders could dispossess him easily.
Lukaku has received constant criticism for losing ball in the final third and have even missed simple chances in front of goal through-out the campaign.
Despite many regarding this as a bad season for United’s Number 9, Lukaku has netted sixteen Premier League goals backed by seven assists in the Premier League this season.
With Arsenal’s way of attacking football, Romelu Lukaku will have a vital role to play for the Red Devils. He will be essential to hold up Gunner’s defence on the counter attacks – which will make Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rashford/Anthony Martial a concrete attacking threat. It will not only give open space further but also help Manchester United dominate the Red and Whites.
Arsenal have also conceded quite amount of goals from outside the box, and Romelu Lukaku will provide the same threat with his shooting qualities.