There are rumours that Arsene Wenger may field a weakened team at Old Trafford on Saturday, but that hasn’t stopped Gunners midfielder Abou Diaby telling Arsenal TV Online that he’s expecting the visitors to beat Manchester United and book their place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup. Diaby himself is injured with a calf injury but insists his team-mates can land a psychological blow against their main rivals in English football.
“I expect us to go to Old Trafford, play our football and win,” Diaby told Arsenal TV Online.
“The fact there’s a Champions League match against AC Milan will not take an edge off the game. We want to play in every competition.
“Whether it’s Champions League, FA Cup or Premier League, we want to win everything because Arsenal is a big club.
“Manchester United are a very good team with some massive players.
“They are doing very well this year and it will be tight between us, them and Chelsea for the title right until the end of the season.
“Maybe if we beat United we’ll get a physiological advantage over them for the title. We will give our best against them and win.”
Arsenal need to beware the wounded animal considering United have failed to win either of their past two matches. It’s clear that the Gunners travel north as underdogs, despite leading the Premier League by five points and looking every inch the best team in the land right now.