The Gunners impressed in a 5-2 victory over Leicester last time out, but would be embarrassed at the hands of Olympiacos midweek in the Champions League.
Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is intent on making a statement about their Premier League title credentials when he and his team-mates line up to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
With Arsenal, though, Neville said he thought they were more likely to be thinking about “how much fun” they’re going to have rather than going over tactical instructions.
“[Arsenal] don’t prepare for a big game like it’s a big game“.
England had actually stretched its lead in the early weeks of the season due to four teams reaching the Champions League group stage, and the points picked up by Manchester United, Southampton and West Ham United in qualifying – as Sampdoria failed to make it past the third qualifying round of the Europa League.
“What about attention to detail?” Get your discipline back and with possession you get your chances. “I am happy for him, he plays well at Manchester United“.
With Juventus winning at home to Sevilla, Roma were the only Italian club not to be victorious in Europe this week as they were beaten 3-2 at BATE Borisov.
Heading into Sunday’s tussle, United have the joint-best defensive record in the top flight alongside Tottenham having conceded just five goals in seven games so far.
“I think that he is doing great work”, Van Gaal said.
The Reds are unbeaten in their last 10 meetings with Everton in all competitions dating back to October 2010.
“Arsenal are technically and tactically the best team in the league”.
With deadline day signing Anthony Martial hitting the ground running so impressively – scoring three goals in as many Premier League games – Rooney has been asked to drop back into a role just behind the main striker. “At the start of the season people were talking about good results and not very good performances”.
But van Gaal said immediately after the Wolfsburg game that his players were “suffering” after playing six matches in 18 days and he could be forced to freshen up the team.
Sunday’s trip to Arsenal is arguably United’s first real test of the season as it is the first time they have faced opposition that finished above them in the table last time around.