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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has praised Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal on the club’s official website.

United will take on Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Thursday evening.

The Red Devils will head into the match against Mikel Arteta’s side on the back of a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the league.

Arsenal got the better of Newcastle United 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

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David de Gea’s verdict

De Gea told Manchester United’s official website: “I think from today we should take a lot of confidence.

“We know Arsenal are in a good moment, they play well, they are improving, so it’s going to be a big game.”

Manchester United v Arsenal at Old Trafford

United are likely to have Ralf Rangnick as their new (interim) manager for the match against Arsenal.

In our opinion, that will be a big factor in the game.

Rangnick will surely want to kick off his United tenure on a positive note.

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However, we think that Arsenal have what it takes to win against the Red Devils at Old Trafford.

Yes, the Gunners lost 4-0 at Liverpool, but they then bounced back with a pretty comfortable win against Newcastle.

United are defensively vulnerable, and that could help Arsenal.

Arsenal have a very good defensive unit.

And although United have a certain Cristiano Ronaldo, if Arsenal stop balls being played into him, then they could damage his game.

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