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Manchester United vs Arsenal 2017-18: Alex Iwobi vs Anthony Martial


Manchester United vs Arsenal 2017-18: Alex Iwobi vs Anthony Martial

Arsenal will go head to head against the Red Devils on Super Sunday in the Premier League. It will surely be a good contest to watch out for the football fans all over the World. Both the teams will wish to give their best on the given day. The excitement level of the match is rising with every passing moments and the players are giving their hundred percent in the training sessions.

The match will consist of many key battles in every position of the field. Today Arsenalcore will analyse the battle between Alex Iwobi and Anthony Martial. Both of them are not regular starters for their respective sides; but they have the potential to play a big role in this match.

Alex Iwobi :

The 21 year old Nigerian professional footballer will surely be one of the key players for the Gunners in this match against Manchester United. Arsene Wenger will surely opt to rest some of his key players in this match as they have to play against Atletico Madrid on next Thursday at Wanda Metropolitano in the second leg of the Europa League Semi Final. So, Alex Iwobi will surely start against the Red Devils in the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger will mostly play with a 4-3-3 formation in this match. So, Iwobi will be deployed in one of the wings. He can also play as an attacking midfielder for the sake of his side. His passing accuracy is better than most of the players of his age in the Premier League. Iwobi’s ball control ability is one of the key strengths of his gameplay.

Iwobi has impressed his manager whenever he has got the chance to play. The youngster has played 22 matches in the Premier League this season. He has scored 2 goals and assisted in other seven goals for the Gunners in those matches. Manchester United defense must be very much cautious about his blistering pace and dribbling ability throughout the whole match. So, he will certainly be one of the men to watch out for in this match.

Anthony Martial :

The 22 year old Frenchman is certainly capable of destroying the opponents on his day. But he didn’t get enough chances regularly for Manchester United as they have a lot of options in the attacking third. After the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in the winter transfer window, his chances has decreased a bit too. With the season coming to it’s closing stage, Jose Mourinho will surely try to give this player a chance to prove himself in the bigger stage and no other match could be a better option from this one for Anthony Martial.

Jose Mourinho will opt to play with a 4-3-3 formation against the Gunners. Romelu Lukaku will be there as the centre forward with Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial playing at both the wings for the Red Devils. Anthony Martial can play at both the wings and sometimes he could well be used in a withdrawal forward role. His dribbling ability is certainly better than most of the players in the Premier League. His passing accuracy is also in the higher side.

Martial has the ability to cut inside from the wings to take a shot towards goal. He can also provide good balls to the other attackers of Manchester United. He has played in 28 matches in the Premier League this season. He has scored 9 goals and assisted in other seven goals for the Red Devils in those matches. Martial will certainly wish to create an impact in this match to prove himself in this big match. With Arsenal’s attacking football style, Martial will get some chances and he will be very much eager to convert those into Goals

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