Manchester United defender Daley Blind is confident that the Red Devils can get the better of Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday, 4 October, given the form they are currently in. The Dutchman believes that it will be difficult for Arsenal to take anything out of the game as they are not in good touch themselves and face a United side who were top of the league till Manchester City's win against Newcastle on Saturday.
The former Ajax man also banished talk about United feeling the strain of a gruelling game against Wolfsburg in midweek stating that games like the one against Arsenal have a rejuvenating effect on the entire team. Meanwhile, the Gunners will be feeling the heat following a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Olympiacos in their second group game of the Champions League, needing them to take points off Bayern Munich to progress into the knockout stages.
Blind has been a mainstay in the United squad this season. He has overtaken Marcos Rojo as the first choice central defender alongside Chris Smalling. A win here for the Red Devils will take them back to the top and open up a six-point gap between themselves and the Gunners, who have dropped out of the top four following Crystal Palace's win this weekend.
When asked if Arsenal's loss to Olympiacos have a bearing on the game, Blind told United's official website: "They want to set something right, of course, after the loss in the Champions League but it's difficult for them as we are in a good mood now. It's always a good feeling to go somewhere and you are the league leaders. It's a special feeling. We have to move on from that and keep strong going there but we have to be prepared. Arsenal will come out strongly so we have to make sure we get the three points - that would be nice."
A loss here for Arsene Wenger's men will put further pressure on the manager to reconsider his position at the club following a series of underwhelming results.