Ian Wright Makes Prediction Ahead Of Arsenal’s Clash Against Manchester United

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says he expects his former club to beat Manchester United when they travel to Old Trafford this weekend.

Speaking on Wrighty’s House podcast, the ITV pundit said he is actually feeling sorry for the Gunners’ next opponents but he believes Mikel Arteta’s side should come out on top:

“I’d like to think the way we play, where we are defensively and through the midfield and upfront… Yeah, I’d like to think that we will win the game because we have to.”

“But at the same time, it’s not fun watching Man United’s fall. It’s falling so fast. It’s not fun, not fun for me. Obviously, I want my team to do well, but it’s not fun watching them, because it was really quite humiliating.”

Arsenal will be heavy favourites to secure the three points

It’s not often that a team is expected to go to Old Trafford and win but, with United being in such a poor state at the moment, the away side are being backed massively by the bookmakers.

Every single bookie has the Gunners as odds-on to beat Erik ten Hag’s men, with the best price on a United win being as low as 13/2.

Arteta’s team must turn up and do their job

While they are being heavily favoured to secure a victory on Sunday, the Gunners still have to make sure that they perform on the day.

United have shown against Liverpool (both in the FA Cup and the league) pretty recently that they won’t just accept defeat, so Arsenal’s players need to demonstrate the right attitude and be professional.

The only real chance that the London club have of winning the title is if they win their last two fixtures. Any dropped points this weekend could prove terminal to their hopes of finishing top of the table.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.