Erik ten Hag gives verdict on Arsenal ahead of Manchester United clash | Football

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag has spoken out about Mikel Arteta's arsenal

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag has spoken out about Mikel Arteta’s arsenal (Images: Getty)

Erik ten Hag has praised the progress Arsenal have made under Mikel Arteta as Manchester United look to end the Gunners’ perfect record at Old Trafford.

Arsenal are the only club in the Football League who have yet to drop points this season. Mikel Arteta’s side have had a perfect start to the season with victories over Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Bournemouth, Fulham and Aston Villa.

The Gunners enjoyed another productive summer transfer window, bringing the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabio Vieira to the Emirates.

Ten Hag sees Arsenal as “tough opponents” and says Sunday’s clash in Manchester will be a “good test” for his burgeoning United side.

Manchester United lost their first two games of the season but responded with victories over Liverpool, Southampton and Leicester City to climb to fifth in the Premier League.

Looking ahead to United’s game against the Gunners, Ten Hag said: “I’ve seen Arsenal, tough opponents.

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The Gunners had a perfect start to the new season (Image: Reuters)

“They started this season really well and you can see that this is a team that has been together for a long time and has a coach who brings his philosophy to the team.

“It’s a good test for us and I’m really looking forward to it. We’ll pick the right XI to start with. But as you can see it’s not just a team, we have a squad.

“The subs that came on [against Leicester] did really well. I’m satisfied with that and we have to expand on that.”

Arsenal boss Arteta, meanwhile, says it’s “no surprise” Manchester United are getting back on track after a dismal start to the season.

At his pre-match press conference on Friday, Arteta said: “If you look at the squad they have, the players they’ve signed, the amount of money they’ve spent in the market, it’s no surprise – they go a lot winning soccer games.

“Manchester United history tells you this is going to happen. They are a great rival, we know that and we will measure ourselves against them.”

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