Arsenal and Manchester United renew their rivalry as they square off in a hotly-anticipated Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, in Holloway, London, England, on Sunday night (IST).
What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Arsenal and Manchester United
Kick Off: Sunday 10 March
Match Timing: 10:00 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? Emirates Stadium (60,260)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action on Hotstar App.
Arsenal may not boast a supremely talented and equally aggressive midfielder like Patrice Viera or winger-cum striker Thiery Henry, and Manchester United may not have the tenacity of Paul Scholes or Roy Keane in the midfield, but this rivalry remains as forceful as it ever was. The stakes may not be as high as it used to be when the touchline boasted Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, the reward for winning the match is still pretty big.
Arsenal looked like securing their 3rd win on the trot when they were awarded a late penalty in the North London derby last weekend. But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's scuppered and the Gunners have to settle for a draw. While the last match took every blow of wind from their sails as they went down 1-3 in the Europa League round-of-16 1st leg match against Rennes.
While Manchester United rolled back the years and scripted another Fergie-time as Marcos Rashford's coolly converted a penalty in the Champions Legaue, sending his club into the quarterfinals at the expense of dejected PSG.
The Red Devils are certainly on the fire ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of his beloved club. Out of nowhere, United have emerged as a top-4 candidate and currently occupying the fourth place on the table.
The Gunners can do with a win here. The negative result or even a draw may have ramifications on their season, as Chelsea are just one point behind and have a game-in-hand.
Arsenal – L W W W D L
Manchester United – L W D W W W
Arsenal vs Manchester United Team News:
Injured – Danny Welbeck will miss the chance to play against his former club as he remains out due to a shoulder injury. While Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin are out of contention as well.
Suspended – Lucas Torreira was sent off in the North London derby and is suspended for three domestic games.
Questionable – None.
Note: Unai Emery brought in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the Europa Legaue game to replace the suspended Alexandre Lacazette in the starting 11. But the former Sevilla manager has hinted that he will start with Lacazette in the middle, meaning Aubameyang may have to settle with a place on the bench.
Key Players – Ramsey, Lacazette, Iwobi
Injured – Ole was without a host of stars for the midweek clash against Paris Saint-Germain. He has been given a boost in that regard. However, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and former Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez all remain out of contention.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Anthony Martial has returned to the full training and the French man may be involved in this match. While Eric Bailly, who limped off against PSG in the midweek, may be fit enough to come under consideration.
Note: Paul Pogba will be making a return to the starting 11 after missing the game against PSG through suspension. Marcus Rashford may start alongside Romelu Lukaku up front.
Key Players – Pogba, Rashford
Arsenal– Leno (GK), Mustafi, Koscielny, Sokratis, Monreal; Xhaka, Guendouzi, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Ramsey; Lacazette
Manchester United– De Gea (GK), Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw; Pogba, Andreas, McTominay; Lukaku, Rashford, Martial
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
In the Premier League era, Arsenal and Manchester United have locked horns 53 times, with United enjoying 24 wins, against Gunners' 13.
Arsenal also struggles to score goals, having scored just 55 times against United. The most recent meeting ended in a 0-2 win for the visitors as United knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup.
It's a difficult call, but we back Manchester united to avoid a defeat here.
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