“Rise and raise”- Gary Neville sounds out Manchester United warning ahead of Arsenal clash

Gary Neville feels Manchester United will get beaten if they are below par vs Arsenal

Manchester United icon Gary Neville feels the Red Devils will get beaten by Arsenal next weekend if they are below par in their performance.

On 3 September, the Old Trafford side will visit the Emirates Stadium to take on the Gunners. Mikel Arteta’s team have been one of the best in the Premier League over the last year. Therefore, Erik ten Hag’s team will have to be on their toes away from home.

Speaking on Sky Sports (h/t Metro), Neville, who spent his entire career at United, is of the opinion that the Red Devils will get punished if they go out against Arsenal the way they have played at the start of the new season against other teams.

Gary Neville feels Manchester United will get beaten if they are below par vs Arsenal.
Gary Neville has warned Manchester United to be on their toes against Arsenal. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

“Their performances so far this season have been below par. If you’re below par at the Emirates you will get beaten. United have to rise and raise their game, but Arsenal need to sort themselves out too.”

Against Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Old Trafford side started off the 2023/24 term in underwhelming fashion. In the end, we managed to get a 1-0 victory.

However, Tottenham Hotspur did not let United get away with a poor display. The North London side dominated us on their home ground and ended up beating the Red Devils 2-0.

On Saturday (26 August), Nottingham Forest visited Old Trafford. The Tricky Trees took an early two-goal lead. However, the Manchester-based club managed to make a comeback as the game ended in a 3-2 victory for us.

Gary Neville feels Manchester United will get beaten if they are below par vs Arsenal.
How will Manchester United set up vs Arsenal? (Image Credit: Getty Images)

United have looked shaky defensively at the start of the new campaign. The middle of the park has been unable to provide adequate cover in front of the backline.

As for Arsenal, Arteta has tried to do a few different things this season, like playing Thomas Partey at right-back. The Gunners’ experiments have arguably led to a decline in performances as compared to the 2022/23 term.

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Fulham held off the North London side in their last fixture in a 2-2 draw. It will be interesting to see how the Old Trafford side and Arsenal will set up next weekend.