When Arsenal lost their first three Premier League games of the season, they didn't expect to be fifth at the end of November. They travel to Manchester United, five points clear of their opponents who are eighth in the table. Three consecutive league games could see United with a different man in charge. After the final game under Solksjaer, Carrick was in charge for the 1-1 draw at Chelsea. Now they have Ralf Ragnick in charge if his work permit can be arranged in time. United are five points off fourth spot and 12 behind leaders Chelsea. The task now is to ensure a top four finish and perhaps win a cup. To do that, they have to stop conceding goals. Only one clean sheet has been kept in the Premier League this season and none at home. The last 11 Premier League games at Old Trafford have seen them concede at least once, with seven in the last two.
Arsenal are third in a form guide for the last ten league games. Their fans weren't probably expecting that after losing three in a row at the start of the season without scoring. Seven of the last ten have been won but not always against the best of opposition. The weekend saw them beat Newcastle 2-0 at home but that followed a 4-0 thrashing at Liverpool. Only one of their last three away league games have been won and after this they travel to Everton. A bet on both teams scoring looks a winner here.