Arsenal Hopes to End Manchester United's Unbeaten Run: Key Duels and Tactics

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Arsenal Hopes to End Manchester United's Unbeaten Run: Key Duels and Tactics
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Manchester United hosts Premier League leading Arsenal in what could be one of the most crucial games of the season for both teams. The Red Devils will look to extend their unbeaten run whereas Arsenal has to prove that they are ready to mount a serious title challenge by beating their fiercest rivals.

A win at Old Trafford would not only be three points added to the tally but it would also instill a sense of authority in the Gunners, which could go a long way in deciding whether Arsenal indeed has what it takes to win trophies.

Beating the Devils in their own backyard could just be the impetus needed for Arsenal to string a consistent run of wins under their belt.

As far as motivational factor is concerned, Arsenal should look no further than Patrice Evra's catty verbal attack. Evra's silly, pretentious talk does make you wonder whether the Manchester United camp has already thrown in the towel before the kick-off.

Despite failing miserably in his attempt to conceal the fright, Evra has conceded that Arsenal is likely to win this tie. All the awful Evra jokes aside, as I said before, this game has got more than three points in it. Plus, how many times would you get the chance to end your rival's unbeaten run?

You would also want to know why Sir Alex Ferguson has launched an unwarranted attack against the trend of players wearing snoods, declaring, "Real Men don't wear snood." You know where that snipe is coming from.

Both Samir Nasri and Marouane Chamakh are fans of snood. Isn't it unnecessary for a manager to interfere in the privacy of a player? Isn't it entirely up to the player as to whether he wants to wear a glove or snood or whatever he is comfortable in? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to conclude that it's just another goofy mind game by Ferguson.

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