The gunners are facing Manchester United on Sunday and will then later face Rennes as they conclude their UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie with the French side. These are two important matches that could determine Arsenal’s chances of finishing in the Premier League top four and Unai Emery winning the UEFA Europa League with the gunners.
NEGATIVE EFFECT OF ARSENAL LOSING TO MANCHESTER UNITED
Arsenal was humiliated in France and the fans will be hoping that their team turns up on Sunday and put on a classic performance but the problem is that it is against a top six side, Manchester United which comes into this game after beating Ligue one giants Paris Saint Germain. The Red devils are of course the favourites because they have an amazing away record and are currently high in confidence thanks to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
So suppose Manchester United defeat Arsenal hence ending their hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four, this will definitely mentally disturb the players ahead of a crucial Europa game against Rennes. Rennes was undermined by the Arsenal fans after the two sides were drawn together but they surprised everyone by beating Arsenal 3-1 so the coming into the second leg with their opponents in sorrow after another loss will definitely be an advantage for them.
POSITIVE EFFECT OF ARSENAL DEFEATING MANCHESTER UNITED
Manchester United are favourites to beat Arsenal because of their incredible performance in France on Wednesday but Arsenal has enough quality to get all the three points and they also have an impressive record at home.
The gunners will come into this match after losing to Rennes in the Europa League so it will be a perfect time to get back on track by beating Manchester United so that they can get a win over Rennes that will help them progress to the next round of the UEL. There’s a lot of rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United so facing Rennes after beating Ole Gunnar’s men will give them a morale booster ahead of the epic encounter with Rennes at the Emirates on Thursday.