Manchester United and Arsenal fans are surprisingly in agreeance over one thing ahead of their teams meeting in a huge Premier League clash at the Emirates.
United are heading into their away trip to the Gunners with an uplift in momentum after a sensational 3-2 comeback win over 10-men Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, meanwhile, will be hopeful of bouncing back against United after the Gunners dropped valuable points in a 2-2 draw with Fulham on Saturday.
The Arsenal boss was forced to staunchly defend £65m summer signing Kai Havertz, who has been widely criticised over his performances at the Emirates this season.
United fans believe that Havertz starting against their side would be advantageous, while Arsenal fans are urging Arteta to drop the former Chelsea star for the match.
The verdict is out on Havertz
One Arsenal fan simply wrote: “Havertz can’t play against United otherwise we have no chance.”
Someone else commented: “If Chelsea are not starting [Mykhailo] Mudryk, then Havertz shouldn’t be starting [matches].”
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“Havertz will never score against Man United,” a third Twitter user said.
Another added: “If Havertz starts against Manchester United, [then] no win. That dude should be benched [as he’s] so [useless].”
While a fifth tweeted: “Havertz is getting benched against United, there is no way on earth [Gabriel] Martinelli is benched.”
And a sixth posted: “If Kai Havertz starts against Man United, it would be [the] reason we lose that [match] and play Gabriel [instead].”
Ten Hag has worries ahead of Arsenal match
Varane came off at half-time against Forest and was replaced by Victor Lindelof, with Ten Hag insisting that he didn’t want to “risk” the former Real Madrid star.
United went 2-0 down inside five minutes against Forest, but Christian Eriksen, Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes all scored in the Red Devils’ comeback win.
When asked about Varane, Ten Hag said (via the Metro): “He had complaints, we didn’t want to risk him.
“We have Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, who could replace him, so we don’t take a risk.
“He had complaints and if it’s really bad I don’t know, we have to wait.”