Arsenal advanced to the Champions League group stages through a rather nervy win against Udinese, in which they conceded a goal in the first half to the Italian side. However, goals from Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott helped the Gunners to win the tie and it was extremely important that they did win the game, considering that it will be a huge boost to their confidence and they could attract players through the lure of playing Champions League football with the Gunners.
Arsenal have only secured one point from a possible six as they go into the third game of the league season against Manchester United, who have started the season confidently winning both games so far. United have one of the most settled teams in Europe and it is possible that Sir Alex Ferguson may opt not to buy anyone in the remainder of the transfer window considering that he has a strong team this season.
There exists a huge rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United and though it is still early in the season, both teams will be eager to gain the maximum three points, which will also be a psychological advantage going into the season.
It will be an interesting game between two of the biggest sides in England, and here are 10 bold predictions regarding the big game between the Red Devils and the Gunners.