Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that his side need to be wary of Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford on Saturday.
Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to square off against Manchester United on Saturday and the Gunners would have been very encouraged by the fact that the Red Devils will be without their star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the encounter due to suspension.
Given the fact that United’s attack has looked toothless so far this season, the loss of Ibrahimovic will certainly be a huge blow for Jose Mourinho and the Arsenal defenders will perhaps be confident of keeping a clean sheet heading into the clash.
Despite the absence of Ibrahimovic though, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not getting complacent regarding his side’s chances on Saturday and has stated that his side still have to be wary of another United player in the form of Marcus Rashford, especially after what transpired at Old Trafford last season.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the clash, Wenger said, “Let’s not forget, last year the guy who killed us was [Marcus] Rashford. So let’s not speculate on any weakness of Man United.
“Yes of course [Rashford was a surprise] but to me less because I watched him against a Danish team [earlier that week] and he scored and I could see straight away that this guy could be dangerous
“On crosses his movement was good, the way he moved in the box was strong. He took everyone by surprise because no one knew him in England.”
Rashford grabbed a stunning brace as United came out 3-2 victors against Arsenal last season and while the youngster has not quite found his form during the current campaign, the Gunners will surely need to keep a close eye on the 19-year-old during the clash.