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?Manchester United vs Arsenal; match preview & lineups

Mon 30 September 2019 | 6:46

Today the Premier League's top game for Matchday 7 takes place as Manchester United battles Arsenal in one of the league's best rivalries at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are in 11th place with a 2-2-2 record and just eight goals scored in six games, while Arsenal is a tad better at 3-2-1 with 11 points and in eighth.

Solskjaer hopes to see a far better performance in this match than the one he witnessed on Wednesday night in their clash against Rochdale where they won the match 5-3 over penalties.

Meanwhile, the Gunners head into the game in buoyant mood after thrashing Nottingham Forest 5-0 in the same competition a day earlier.

Manchester United approaches the clash with a list of injuries.

Anthony Martial faces a late fitness test in order to be ready for the encounter. The winger picked up a thigh injury in the home defeat to Crystal Palace and has since been out of action.

Relatively, Marcus Rashford could be amiss against the Gunners following his hamstring injury in the defeat to West Ham. Defensive trio Luke Shaw, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Eric Bailly remain the long-term absentees as they are still making steady progress in their journey to full recovery.

For Arsenal, the long-term absentees, Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney have returned from injury but they may not kick the ball for this match. Rob Holding could also get the nod to feature in the side at Old Trafford after recovering from a knock.

Alexandre Lacazette and young attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe will be unavailable to participate in the meeting as they are still recuperating from respective injuries.

Teams’ background

There are many facts about the two teams in the history books but here are some of the most important ones:

The last meeting between the two sides ended in a 2-0 win for Arsenal at the Emirates, with newly-elected skipper Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring either side of the break.

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League games against Arsenal at Old Trafford, winning 8, drawing 4 and losing none, since a 1-0 defeat in September 2006.

Arsenal are looking to register consecutive Premier League victories over Man Utd for the first time since winning both matches in the 2006-07 campaign.

All three of Arsenal’s away Premier League victories against Manchester United have been on different days of the week; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. This is only their third Premier League meeting with the Red Devils on a Monday, drawing 1-1 in January 2000 and losing 0-1 in December 2010.

Manchester United have lost three of their last six Premier League home game, winning 2& drawing one, as many as they had in their previous 52 at Old Trafford.

Arsenal have conceded at least twice in each of their last four Premier League games; they’ve not shipped more than 2 goals in five consecutive top-flight games since August 1985.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær lost his first Premier League game against Arsenal as Manchester United boss, with only three Man Utd managers losing their first two league games against the Gunners; James West (1900), Tommy Docherty (1973) and Dave Sexton (1977/78).

Possible lineups

Man United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, McTominay, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Greenwood, James.

Arsenal: Leno, Chambers, Sokratis, David Luiz, Kolasinac , Xhaka, Guendouzi, Willock, Cebellos, Aubameyang, Pepe.

Match info

Date: ​ ​Monday, 29 September

​Time: 21:00 CET

Venue: Old Trafford

​Referee: Kevin Friend


source: SportMob
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