That’s the verdict of former Gunners star Martin Keown, who says his old side’s recent north London derby win over Tottenham has buoyed them.
Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League having collected 28 points from their opening 14 games of the season.
United, meanwhile, are four points better off and have won their past three top flight matches on the bounce, scoring nine goals in the process.
Arsenal boast an impressive streak at the Emirates though and have won their last 12 home games in all competitions.
Keown believes Arsene Wenger’s men will keep that run going this weekend.
“It’s never easy against Manchester United but I’m going for a 2-1 Arsenal win,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“The Tottenham victory gave Arsenal a great feeling and victory would put them just a point behind United.”
Meanwhile, Wenger has predicted United will not adopt defensive tactics when they visit north London on Saturday.
“No, I don’t expect anything special,” said Wenger, when asked if he expects Mourinho to park the bus.
“I just expect us to be ready to recover now.
“Man United is a strong team and I expect us just to cope with the problems they will give us.
“They will attack as…