The Red Devils welcome Arteta’s side to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, looking to secure their third victory from six Premier League games.
United have impressed in Europe this season – beating PSG and RB Leipzig in the Champions League – but are down in 15th in the Premier League after a mixed start to the campaign.
FA Cup holders Arsenal have also struggled to find consistency in recent weeks, losing three of their last four league fixtures to slip to 11th in the table.
Despite this, Giggs has been impressed by Arsenal’s progress under Arteta and says it will be ‘difficult’ for his former club Manchester United to come out on top on Sunday.
‘It will be difficult because Arsenal have turned a corner under Mikel Arteta and look strong and look solid,’ Premier League legend Giggs told the Webby and O’Neill YouTube channel.
‘So it will be difficult, but we’re in good form. Looking at the last couple of performances and results, we’ve been on fire.
‘We’ve been scoring lots of goals and great goals too. That’s good for the players coming in. We look full of energy.
‘Against Spurs [when Manchester United lost 6-1], we looked like we lacked fitness. But since that international break, we’ve come back firing and looked fit and strong.’
Giggs also said Manchester United have the opportunity to ‘capitalise’ on a Premier League season in which their rivals are largely underwhelming.
‘You look at the league table, if we win tomorrow and the game in hand we’ll be in a strong position,’ Giggs added.
‘It’s a weird league. No one has hit top form or been consistent. Liverpool and Man city aren’t flying and obviously Liverpool have had their injury problems.
‘We need to capitalise on that.’