Harry Redknapp gives verdict on Arsenal’s Champions League progress, predicts Manchester United game

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp believes that Arsenal can win against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has written in The London Evening Standard that Arsenal can qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League this season.

Arsenal have made a disappointing start to their Group F campaign and have lost both of their games.

The Gunners went down 2-1 to Dinamo Zagreb away from home earlier this month and suffered a 3-2 defeat to Olympiakos at the Emirates Stadium in North London on Tuesday evening.

Things are looking bleak for Arsenal in the Champions League, but former Tottenham manager Redknapp believes that Arsene Wenger’s side will qualify for the last 16.

“But, as silly as it sounds, I wouldn’t rule the Gunners out of qualifying from here because you can see the other two teams (Dinamo and Olympiakos) beating each other and they could always nick a point off Bayern Munich which could be enough,” the Englishman wrote in The London Evening Standard. “But they need a miracle now.”

Manchester United clash

Matchday 3 of the Champions League is not until later this month, and there is still enough time for Arsenal to get things right in Europe.

The Gunners’ immediate focus will be on the Premier League. On Sunday afternoon, Wenger’s side will take league leaders Manchester United at the Emirates.

Louis van Gaal’s side will be considered by many as favourites to win the game, but former Spurs boss Redknapp believes that Arsenal can beat them.

“They couldn’t have a better game,” the former Queens Park Rangers manager wrote in The London Evening Standard. “The crowd will put the disappointment behind them and be absolutely buzzing on Sunday.

“What you don’t want is a game against a team near the bottom who you are expected to beat because if it doesn’t go well, the crowd start moaning and the situation gets even worse.

“They will be bang up for it and I can see them bouncing back and beating United. As long as Arsene picks his best team.”

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