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A difficult confrontation for Arsenal in the struggle for the crown in the English Premier League

Manchester United will host its Arsenal counterpart, in an anticipated confrontation this evening, at Old Trafford, as part of the thirty-seventh round of the English Premier League for the current season 2023-2024.
Arsenal has 83 points during the current season in the English Premier League, while Manchester United is in eighth place in the Premier League table, with 54 points.
Everyone is anticipating tonight’s confrontation, during which Manchester United seeks to return to the tone of victories in the tournament, which it missed in the last two rounds, in an attempt to avoid achieving the team’s worst position in the competition’s ranking table during the Premier League era since the 1992-1993 season.
Manchester United achieved one victory over Sheffield United, the bottom of the standings whose relegation to the first division (Championship) was confirmed, in its last seven matches in the tournament, compared to 4 draws and two losses, the last of which was a resounding defeat, 4-0, against its host Crystal Palace, as it aspires to. United, which holds the record for the number of wins in the English Premier League with 20 titles, must win its last three matches in the competition this season, to avoid missing out on continental competitions next season.
It is expected that Manchester United will return the services of its Portuguese captain Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay in tonight’s match after they recovered from the injury, which kept them out of the last match against Crystal Palace, which the team lost 4-0, while Ten Hag confirmed, in the press conference for the match, that the player’s injury was renewed. Mason Mount, and left-back Luke Shaw suffered a setback in his recovery from injury.
While Arsenal seeks to continue its series of victories and achieve its fifth victory in a row, to strengthen its hopes of competing for the title, despite the difficulty of the task that awaits it, and Arsenal is looking for its first victory over Manchester United in its stronghold since November 1, 2020, and the London team had achieved victory in the match. The first round of the current season, with a score of 3-1.
The Gunners team faces the risk of missing its star Bukayo Saka in tonight’s match, in addition to Japanese defender Tomiyasu, due to a lack of physical readiness.
This confrontation bears the number 210 in the history of the two teams’ meetings in the English Premier League, as Manchester United has the advantage in previous confrontations by winning 85 matches, compared to 75 victories for Arsenal, while draws were decided in 49 matches, and United players scored 315 goals, compared to 294 goals for Arsenal.
In all competitions, the two teams met in 240 matches in all competitions, during which United achieved 99 victories, compared to 88 victories for Arsenal, and 53 matches were tied, and Manchester players scored 364 goals, compared to 343 goals for Arsenal players.

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