Giving his thoughts on Man United appointing Ralf Rangnick as their new manager, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said: “He has been one of top coaches and, in every involvement he has had in game, not just coaching, he has made some radical changes in areas so he is a really interesting person in the football world and a really interesting appointment.
“We tried to gather information to understand more about what to expect and we don’t know. We didn’t know if he would be sitting on the bench, taking training sessions so in terms of the preparation it was a little trickier than usual because you don’t really know the influence the new coach will have.
“You do know what to expect when you play at that stadium, in front of the crowd and with a team and squad that is probably one of the most talented in the league, so you know the situations you are going to face.”
“It is very difficult tactically because you don’t know how they will prepare for the game, the options they can play and the formations they can vary. So, it is focused more on ourselves, what we have to do and to make sure the team is prepared to go there and beat them.”
Rangnick is expected to be at Old Trafford for the game against the Gunners on Thursday, watching on from the directors’ box.
However, Michael Carrick will still be in charge of the Red Devils and hopes to end their winless streak in the Premier League with a much-needed win.