Jamie Redknapp predicts Arsenal v Manchester United

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Former Liverpool ace Jamie Redknapp believes that both defences at the Emirates Stadium will be vulnerable.

Former Liverpool midfielder and current Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp believes that Arsenal and Manchester United will play out a score-draw at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The general consensus suggest that the two clubs – currently sitting 6th and 7th in the Premier League table – have underachieved so far this season despite big spending in the summer.

The Red Devils strengthened their squad by splashing out on more than £150 million worth of new stars, including the record transfer of Argentine winger Angel di Maria.

The Gunners, likewise, were also busy in the transfer market and the signings of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, incidentally from United, boosted their already potent attack.

Nevertheless, both teams appear to have a soft underbelly and following what is widely regarded as an injury crisis at the back in both camps it’s easy to see why title rivals Chelsea have left them behind.

Saturday's match at the Emirates has all the hallmarks of a goal scoring classic given the circumstances, and Sky Sports pundit Redknapp is backing both teams to find the net in an entertaining draw.

“There have only been five 0-0 draws between these two in the Premier League since it started in 1992, so I’m expecting goals,” he explained. “It doesn’t always work out like that. It may be that both teams might try to suffocate the midfield because neither of them can afford defeat. But I can see it being a scoring draw.”

“Arsenal are without Debuchy and Laurent Koscielny, who are big losses for the team, while United are missing Rojo and Blind. So neither team will be going into this full of confidence in their defence and I can see it finishing a 1-1 draw.”

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