If Sunday’s win over Tottenham convinced a few doubters that this Arsenal team now look like the real deal, a victory at Old Trafford would erase another psychological block left over from the dregs of the Arsene Wenger era. The Gunners haven’t beaten United at their home in the league since 2006, unable to defeat their old enemy even in the very darkest days of their post-Ferguson funk.
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Their best chance of doing that might be to make full use of a player who won’t be around for too much longer. Unai Emery confirmed at the weekend that the decision not to offer Aaron Ramsey a new contract is final, and the Welshman will be leaving, either in January or next summer. This was shortly after Ramsey proved his worth, changing the game after coming off the bench against Spurs, setting up two goals and generally being the sort of dynamic presence that fits with this new Arsenal.
As United have shown a few times this season, they can crumble if a team goes at them, which combined with their defensive problems (Jose Mourinho picked Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic at the back in the 2-2 draw with Southampton) points to an aggressive approach being the way to go.
Ramsey’s rise to prominence coincides with the brilliant form of Arsenal’s two strikers, with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang notching up three more goals at the weekend. So how about an ambitious forward line of those two, with Ramsey just behind them? It would be a bold move, but the way things are going under Emery, he seems brave enough to make it.