6 months ago - Posted by - stanley okonkwo
Arsenal v Manchester United Match will be going on live @17:30 GMT on saturday. here are the preview that was made available by the club's media house.
the two tough english club sides Arsenal v Manchester will clash in their saturday premier league game, there
Setting the scene of Arsenal v Manchester ... Matches do not come much tougher when facing a side on a 12-game winning run at home but United will be up for another monumental clash with Arsenal. Both sides won in midweek, the Reds overcame Watford 4-2 before the Gunners hammered Huddersfield Town 5-0. Realistically, both teams need to win to apply some form of pressure to leaders Manchester City and this is likely to be an absorbing battle.
How can I watch Arsenal v Manchester game? The Arsenal v Manchester game kicks off at 17:30 GMT and will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK. Subscribers to MUTV on Sky or Virgin Media, the club's MUTV app or online at MUTV.com will be able to watch the build-up from 15:30 GMT on the Match Day show and listen to radio commentary of the game before watching it in full on Sunday. You can also keep up with all the action as it happens via ManUtd.com’s live match blog and by following our official Twitter account @ManUtd.
What's the team news? Nemanja Matic was withdrawn at Vicarage Road and must be considered a doubt, while Marouane Fellaini missed the match through injury. Michael Carrick is hoping to be available again soon after a heart procedure, with defenders Phil Jones and Eric Bailly also on the road to recovery. Arsenal are set to be without Alexandre Lacazette, who scored the opener against Huddersfield before suffering a groin strain, but otherwise look in good shape with Olivier Giroud an able deputy for the France international. Santi Cazorla remains on the sidelines.
Which system will Jose employ? We played with a three-man defence at Watford as Marcos Rojo came in alongside in-form Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling. As the North Londoners have so much strength in attack, it's perhaps likely the boss will retain this formation, particularly as Ashley Young has been thriving in a wing-back role with Antonio Valencia, a previous scorer at the Emirates, a threat on the other flank.
How impressive have Arsenal been of late? In truth, the win over Tottenham in the derby has shifted the dynamic and greatly lifted any grumbling Gooners. The loss at Watford in October was greeted with dismay but, since then, Arsene Wenger's men have looked good and 12 wins on the trot a home tells its own story about how hard it is to win at their ground. Even a 3-1 defeat at leaders Manchester City was rather unlucky.
One to watch... Mesut Ozil is in peak form and has returned from illness to showcase his world-class ability. Like Alexis Sanchez, he may be out of contract in the summer and has not yet committed his future to the Gunners, but the German remains a major influence and is capable of unlocking any defence. He has two goals and five assists from his last five Premier League outings.
What's our record like against them? This is the 51st Premier League clash between the clubs - United have won 22, drawn 15 and lost 13. There have been 196 league meetings in total with United having the upper hand with 81 victories. The Reds have not won at the Emirates Stadium since 2014, following 3-0 and 2-0 defeats in our most recent appearances there.
Did you know? Scott McTominay made his debut in this fixture last term, coming off the bench to become another Academy graduate to go all the way into the first team.
Wenger v Mourinho... It's been a long-established battle between two of the best managers in the Premier League era and the United boss has only come up against Pep Guardiola and Mark Hughes on more occasions throughout his career. From the 17 meetings, Jose has a record of eight wins, seven draws and only two defeats.
Who's the referee? Andre Marriner is the man in the middle. The respected official was in charge of the 4-0 triumph over Everton at Old Trafford in September.
Rivals watch: Chelsea kick things off against Newcastle before Liverpool (Brighton), Burnley (Leicester) and Tottenham (Watford) are all on the road at 15:00 GMT in advance of our game. On Sunday, Manchester City entertain West Ham United.
Saturday 2 December (All 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated)
Chelsea v Newcastle (12:30 GMT)
Brighton v Liverpool
Everton v Huddersfield
Leicester v Burnley
Stoke v Swansea
Watford v Tottenham
West Brom v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v United (17:30 GMT)
Sunday 3 December
Bournemouth v Southampton (13:30 GMT)
Man City v West Ham United (16:00 GMT)