ARSENAL will add to the Jose Mourinho’s problems by beating Manchester United on Wednesday night.
That is the view of former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley, who says that the Gunners have been great this season under Unai Emery.
The former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss replaced Arsene Wenger at the Emirates in the summer and has of far been impressive.
Since losing his first two competitive games in charge, Emery has helped his new side embark on a 19 game unbeaten run in all competitions.
Arsenal though have not won at the home of Manchester United in the Premier League since 2006.
“Arsenal have been great, I’m actually going to go for Arsenal (to win)”
But Burley says he cannot see anything other than an away win when they visit Mourinho’s side.
“This is a difficult one,” Burley said on ESPN FC.
“Let’s be honest, again against Southampton they (United) were rotten to watch, got a draw.
“Arsenal have been great, I’m actually going to go for Arsenal (to win).
“I’ve just been so impressed by what Unai Emery has done in a short period of time.
He’s integrated his way of playing so far.
“I’m going to go for them to pile more misery on Jose Mourinho.”
Mourinho was discussing Arsenal at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.
And he hit out at their unbeaten run, claiming it has been helped because they play in the Europa League, not Champions League.
“It’s a very difficult match for us,” Mourinho said.
“We play against a good team in a good moment with a good run of results [but] without the accumulation of matches because they play Europa.
“When you play Europa League you normally play with second choices and you can give a good rest to your [first team] players compared to those in the Champions League, where we have to play in the maximum of our potential.
“It’s an accumulation of matches and you arrive in December where many teams pay the price for that.
“When you play Europa – I have done that – it’s not the motivation for the club but it’s good to develop the team and to have people fresh.”
United are without Ashley Young for the visit of Arsenal due to suspension, with Granit Xhaka missing for the same reason for the Gunners.