Arsenal vs Man Utd LIVE
Premier League 2018-19
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Date: Sunday, 10 March, 2019
Kick-off: 4:30pm GMT, today
After a week of contrasting fortunes in Europe, Arsenal and Manchester United have little time to reflect as they collide in what promises to be a pivotal clash in the race for a top-four finish.
The Gunners have it all to do in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie vs Rennes following a 3-1 defeat in Brittany.
It continued a disappointing week for Unai Emery’s side, who were held to a 1-1 north London derby draw by Tottenham last weekend.
That derby draw saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United – who came back to beat Southampton 3-2 – jump above Arsenal and into fourth place.
Things got even better in Paris as United made history with a 3-1 defeat of PSG to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
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If Liverpool’s clash against Burnley is anything to go by, then we could be in for some fun at the Emirates.
Burnley scores direct from a corner, while Mohamed Salah was almost tricked by the ball as the sheer strength of the wind drew cries of shock from the crowd.
The wind is strong in London today, and corners/long balls could be fun in north London!
MAN UTD NEWS
Solskjaer: No problem refocusing on Arsenal
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Manchester United’s players are refocused and ready to go again at Arsenal on the back of their jaw-dropping Champions League win at Paris St Germain.
Talk has turned to when, rather than if, the 46-year-old gets the job on a permanent basis after continuing his extraordinary audition as caretaker manager at the Parc des Princes.
Solskjaer’s side overturned a 2-0 home loss – his only defeat in 17 matches at the helm – by triumphing 3-1 at the death in Paris to progress to the last eight.
It was an amazing night but now comes a return to Premier League action and a chance to make a mark in the top-four race at fellow challengers Arsenal.
“No problem whatsoever,” Solskjaer said of the squad’s focus.
“We have gone through to the quarter-finals, which is what we sometimes expect of Man United.
“But it was the way it happened and the celebrations at the end, it just happens when you win a game like we did.
“But then again, no problem – we’ve got Arsenal, a fantastic game to get yourself ready again.”
Welcome to Standard Sport‘s LIVE coverage as Arsenal host Manchester United looking to bounce back from Thursday’s defeat to Rennes.
United are buoyant following their historic win in Paris, and can go level on points with third-placed Tottenham with victory in north London…
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Arsenal team news
Lucas Torreira will miss matches against United, Newcastle and Everton after a three-match ban received for his tackle on Danny Rose in the dying seconds of the draw with Tottenham was upheld on appeal.
Alexandre Lacazette and Sokratis are available for domestic duty amid their respective Europa League bans, but Danny Welbeck (ankle), Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding (both knee) remain long-term absentees.
Predicted Arsenal XI: Leno; Mustafi, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal ;Guendouzi, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Iwobi
Man Utd team news
United were without 10 senior players against PSG, but Paul Pogba’s suspension only ever applied to European competition and Anthony Martial has now recovered from a groin injury that saw him sidelined for three weeks.
Midfield duo Nemanja Matic (muscle) and Ander Herrera (hamstring) face late fitness tests after returning to training.
Antonio Valencia, Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez remain out, while it remains to be seen if Phil Jones and Matteo Darmian are back in contention after illness and a knock respectively.
Defensive colleague Eric Bailly limped off after just 36 minutes in Paris in midweek after a torrid spell in an unfamiliar position at right-back.
Predicted Man Utd XI: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Rashford, Lukaku, Martial
Score prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Man Utd
Transformed United have taken a blistering 32 points from 36 available since Solskjaer was parachuted in from Molde in December – a run of 10 wins and two draws from 12 matches.
It is hard to back against them losing any match with the atmosphere currently surrounding the club, especially if they get a few key players back fit, but Arsenal will be desperate not to slump to another home defeat to their old rivals and lose significant ground in the top-four race – particularly with their Europa League hopes seemingly now hanging by a thread.
A low-scoring draw after a busy few days for both teams seems a real possibility.
TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £7.99. Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
You can also follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog from the Emirates.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
These two teams have met 53 times in the Premier League era, with United leading 24-13 in terms of victories. There have been 16 draws.
They battled to a tense 2-2 top-flight draw at Old Trafford in early December before the Red Devils secured a 3-1 win at the Emirates in the fourth round of the FA Cup in January.