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How Arsenal can beat Manchester United in Sunday's clash

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Arsenal can beat Man United this weekend. How? Well there are a variety of things that they can do.

A lot of people will judge this fixture on two factors. One being the history between the two sides and the second being the form that each side are in.

Arsenal are five points clear at the top of the league and sit a comfortable eight points above United. If a defeat was to come to Arsenal this weekend, they would still be two points clear at the top of the league (minimum) and five points clear of United.

Tactically, United's defence has been dodgy this season. Jones has looked very risky and Vidic isn't looking anywhere near his old, solid self.

Ferdinand gets older by the day. Smalling looks to be United's most reliable centre-back for the club this season, and he's at right-back.

This shaky defence kept a clean sheet against Real Sociedad but they now come up against the team in the league with a better goal-difference to them by nine goals. Arsenal are the second top-scorers behind Manchester City - who hit four past United when they last met.

Ramsey, Giroud, Cazorla and Ozil are all the first names on the team sheet this season and with 18 of the 22 goals this campaign scored between them, United's defence must be on top, title-winning form. They haven't shown that yet this season.

Arsene Wenger is also now seen as the senior manager in the league now that Sir Alex Ferguson has stepped down.

David Moyes hasn't had anywhere near the start he would have liked to his managerial campaign with the Red Devils.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil - the subject of a £42m move - doesn't even compare with United's only main signing, Marouane Fellaini.

With Theo Walcott also looking likely to return for this clash and maybe even Oxlade-Chamberlain, squad-wise, Arsenal have the advantage.

The only downside?

With Flamini missing, Arsenal could look vulnerable through the middle as they did in the Dortmund and Chelsea clashes. Arteta on the other hand has done a fantastic job covering him due to his return.

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