Arsenal vs Man Utd : Arsenal and Manchester United meet in north London today with a Premier League top-four finish firmly up for grabs – and perhaps even more.
Arsenal vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Place: Emirates Stadium – London, ENG
Time: 12:30pm ET
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Arsenal will still be able to call on Sokratis despite his red card on Thursday, as his ban will only apply to European games, while Alexandre Lacazette returns after missing out on Thursday.
Potential Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Mustafi, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Iwobi; Lacazette.
With his suspension only applicable to the Champions League, Paul Pogba will be likely to return for an injury-struck United following his absence in midweek.
Alexis Sanchez, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial are all expected to remain missing.
Potential Man Utd starting XI: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, McTominay, Fred, Pereira; Rashford, Lukaku.
Arsenal vs Man Utd : Match Preview
It’s been a week of contrasting fortunes in Europe for two giants of the English game, with the highs and lows shared between Manchester United and Arsenal on the continent in the past few days.
Both sides headed to France to face off with Ligue 1 opposition in different competitions – and both saw the odds upset, for better and worse respectively.
Unai Emery’s team saw a shock loss against Rennes derail their hopes as they were reduced to 10 men following Sokratis’ sending-off, with a Nacho Monreal own goal contributing to a disastrous result.
“I know he’s going to stay. There’s no doubt about that,” the Belgium international said.
“He wants to stay. The players want him to stay. We’re doing really well. We’re playing like Manchester United should play and he’s a young coach with young players as well.”
Defender Luke Shaw also added that he expected to see Solskjaer be handed the role on a full-time basis, adding: “I don’t think I need to say much. After all these results, it looks certain.
“We all love Ole and we love the job that he has done so far.”