Today’s clash at Old Trafford will be of high importance as Manchester United are chasing a treble and Arsenal, a piece of silverware to show for their efforts this season.
1. Playing The Physical Game
Alex Ferguson is quite renown for his ignorance, that he wants to defy critics and try to beat teams at their own game, but Manchester United just don’t have enough passing ability to keep up with the gunners, and the only way to starve of Arsenal’s attacks is to play the physical game and try to hack down the Arsenal players and kill the passes. Marking is of huge importance in this game.
2. Packing The Midfield
The midfield is Arsenal’s strongest part of the team, so it is importance to show stranglehold over that part of the pitch, once they control the midfield, then they can set up several attacks. A ‘Tottenham Hotspur vs Milan’ approach would work. They need their holding midfield players to intercept those loose balls.
3. Attack, Attack, Attack
Well, they say attack is the best defence and it is certainly the case for this match, as Arsenal have a hugely fragile defence, with Koscielny being erratic all season, Djourou consistent but not up to the mark, and then you have their two attacking full backs, leaving Manchester United areas to attack down the wing.