This weekend, Manchester United travel to the Emirate to face Arsenal. A match up that has often proven to be a make or break tie in the hunt for the Premier League title.
Manchester United currently sit at the top of the Prem, and Morgan Schneiderlin intends on keeping it that way.
For the last couple of seasons, Morgan Schneiderlin was a top transfer target for Arsène Wenger but he never managed to pry him away from Southampton. But this summer, Manchester United snapped up the French midfielder, to the dismay of Arsenal.
Speaking to MUTV, Morgan Schneiderlin has stated his excitement for this weekend’s fixture:
“I am looking forward to the game, very much so, because the Emirates is a great stadium and they are a good team.”
“I think Arsenal will be there competing for the title until the end and it is up to us to make a statement on Sunday.”
“Last year they had a good result against United in the FA Cup and we had a good result against them in the league, so we know we can win this game and it is going to be a battle. We want to make a statement and show everyone that we deserve to be in first place.”
The two clubs come into the draw off of the back of opposite results in midweek. Manchester United beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 in the Champions League, and Arsenal lost 2-3 at home to Greek side Olympiacos.
Schneiderlin had this to say about the Arsenal result:
“They need to bounce back and this is a good platform for them to do it.”
“But we do not focus on what they are feeling and do not give importance to it.”
“They have good qualities all over the pitch and we need to be aware, we need to concentrate. If we play our game then we have every chance to win the game.”
“We know that they have weaknesses and we will try to exploit them as much as possible.”
Manchester United kick off at the Emirates at 16:00 on Sunday.