Sunday, 16 December, 2018

CONFIRMED Manchester United and Arsenal Lineup: Plenty of changes

Emery proud of Arsenal after Holding Ramsey injuries mar Old Trafford draw Arsenal played Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening. Read on for Layth Yousif's match report. | Arsenal
Kristopher Love | 08 December, 2018, 18:16

Dalot impressed on his first Premier League start in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal and is hopeful of keeping his place against Fulham on Saturday. It was an enjoyable summer and a good season for me on a personal level last season.

Asked if he has enjoyed such a lengthy undefeated streak previously in his managerial career, the former Sevilla and Paris St Germain boss said: "I can't remember - maybe yes, maybe not".

"Obviously it got to a point where I couldn't carry on, so that break did me well and I am raring to go now". We need every player and we need also for him to train with us. "The next step, I think, is with us".

The Reds Devils are winless in their last three games and need a win to take the pressure off Jose Mourinho who has once again come under a lot of criticism for his team's inconsistency. The centre-back will be assessed by Arsenal's medical team but he's expected to be out for a while which leaves us light at the back. You know that when results are not what we want the feelings are not very good.

Mourinho made seven changes to his United team, including demoting Pogba to the bench, and had to rely on some players who were struggling for full fitness amid injury problems in his squad.

Arsenal twice led at Old Trafford but they saw those goals cancelled minutes later and Iwobi acknowledged that, instead of slowing down the tempo and trying to maintain the flow of the game at their own pace, Arsenal got really excited and tried to do everything to overwhelm their hosts. Maybe it's about just making sure we settle things down a bit.

"I think it is our main goal for now to get into the top four and we are going to fight for that and I think are will get there".

"I think it's always been an area that we obviously never give up".

"Jose Mourinho brings all his experience and knowledge of the game to us all, not just me", Dalot said of his compatriot.

"We are very convinced in our way: work, prepare, respect, push with our supporters at the Emirates and feel the spirit with them".

"Leading the game, especially going in at half-time, always puts you in a comfortable position and if we can do that now for the remainder of this season".