Arsenal vs. Manchester United: Premier League Giants Locked In Battle for Champions League Qualification

April 22, 2022
Benson Chikezie

English Premier League 2021/2022
Matchday 34
Emirates Stadium, London

Arsenal Arsenal
00 Day
00 Hr
00 Min
00 Sec
Manchester United Manchester United

Arsenal will look to streThe Gunners will take on The Red Devils in a crunch and a potentially season-defining English Premier League fixture on April 23, 2022. The game will kick off at 17:00 IST, and although it is not a top-of-the-table affair like in the good old days, there is still so much to play for as both teams chase Champions League qualification.

Arsenal put in a fine showing on Wednesday night to secure all three points against Chelsea, breaking a run of three straight losses. In contrast, United were at their abysmal best during their trip to archrivals Liverpool, coming undone to the brilliance of Jürgen Klopp’s title contenders. Arsenal and Manchester United have a rich history, so we can only look forward to another night of elite English Premier League football.

Teams Status

Here is the latest form and squad news from Arsenal and Manchester United:

Arsenal Form and Team News

Arsenal were in a better spot a month ago, and many analysts tipped Mikel Arteta’s side to make the cut for the Champions League, but three straight losses against teams in the bottom half of the league sent them sprawling. However, the Gunners have shown incredible resolve to bounce back, defeating Chelsea in midweek to go three points above Manchester United with a game in hand.

Having lost only two home games all season, the Gunners lost two in a row for the first time since December 2020 and will hope to bounce back this weekend. They have a positive home record in the league this season, with ten wins, two draws, and four losses from 16 matches. Youngster Bukayo Saka struck the final blow against Chelsea to take his tally for the season to 10 goals and five assists, and he remains their brightest player in a forward role.

For injuries and suspensions, Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney are out of contention with muscle and knee injuries. At the same time, Takehiro Tomiyasu is doubtful to return in time for the match.

Manchester United Form and Team News

United are having a terrible season by their standards, even though they have somewhat eroded since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure. The Red Devils crumbled to a 4-0 defeat at Anfield, conceding nine goals against one opponent for the first time in Premier League history. They have only one win in their last five matches across all competition, with one draw and three losses.

United have lost their last three away games in the league and have failed to score at the Emirates Stadium in their last three visits. Such poor stats are not a surprise, as England’s biggest team has lost its spark recently. Cristiano Ronaldo remains Manchester United’s only beacon of hope presently, and his 15 goals and three assists played a huge role in keeping them in the ‘Top 4’ race.

United have several key absences currently. Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Edinson Cavani, Fred, and Raphael Varane are out with varying injuries and may not participate in the game against Arsenal. 

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

100% Bonus up to ₹8,000
Play Now

Arsenal will play at home, a ground where they have not lost to Manchester United in their last three meetings. Hence, the Gunners are favorites to win this fixture on the sportsbooks at Melbet, Parimatch, and Paripesa at 2.102, 2.11, and 2.102 odds, respectively.

For a draw, the odds on all three sportsbooks are 3.7, 3.55, and 3.7, while a win for Manchester United is placed at 3.7, 3.55, and 3.7 odds, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Although United won the reverse fixture in December by three goals to two, they have not scored at the Emirates Stadium in their last three away fixtures. Ragnick’s men need a response to their humbling at the hands of Liverpool, and Arsenal do not exactly have a sturdy defense.

The Gunners are confident following their well-earned victory at Chelsea. With two wins and a draw in Manchester United’s last three visits, and with United missing key players, they will be confident of getting another victory on the night. Here are our tips for this fixture:

Tip: Over 1.5 Goals @ 1.28

In the last ten meetings between Arsenal and Manchester United, the game has ended in multiple-goal results eight times. We expect a match with end-to-end stuff from start to finish, as both sides have a lot to lose if they fail to win. Over 1.5 goals is available on the Parimatch sportsbook at 1.28 odds.

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.71

Again, from the head-to-head record, both teams scored at least one goal in 7 of their last ten meetings in all competitions. United will be desperate to deliver a result, while Arsenal will hope to consolidate their hold on the fourth position. Both teams to score is available on the sportsbook at 1.71 odds.


Arsenal and Manchester United have found themselves in a scrap for a top-four place to secure Champions League qualification next season. Both teams know a lot is at stake, and we expect a lively football game and both teams to get on the score sheet.

Comments 0 Comments