Manchester United are getting ready to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in what is almost certainly Erik ten Hag’s fiercest test in charge of the Reds.
Ten Hag’s men are in terrific form going into the game, albeit their nine-game winning run was put to an end earlier this week as Crystal Palace claimed a late equaliser at Selhurst Park.
Nevertheless, United remain the only team to beat Arsenal in the league this season and Ten Hag will be hoping to pull off a memorable double against the league leaders.
Speaking ahead of the game, Arteta sang United’s praises in his pre-match interview, hailing Sunday’s opponents as ‘one of the best’ in the league.
🗣 "They are one of the best teams in the league."
Mikel Arteta praises Manchester United's recent form 📊 pic.twitter.com/JiFHdVjVKn
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 22, 2023
“They are one of the best teams in the league,” Arteta told Football Daily, as seen above.
“You look at what they have done in the last 2-3 months, they deserve to be where they are. We’ll have to play at our best to beat them.
“It’s just another three points. We just want to play well and do what we need to win the game. In any game, the better you start, the more chance you have of winning.”