Tue. Sep 17th, 2019

Arsenal v Manchester United: Premier League – live! All the action from the 4.30pm

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9 min: Lukaku hits the bar! Pogba plays a smart one-two with Shaw, releasing the full-back to bomb on down the left flank. His first-time cross is delicious, bent in towards the box where Lukaku smashes goalwards, via a helping deflection from Nacho Monreal. Pogba recycles the ball and almost lays it on a plate for Fred, but Arsenal eventually clear their lines. That ought to get United going.

4.41pm 16:41
6 min: Aubameyang takes aim, but it’s wayward! And a pocket of United supporters break into an inevitable rendition of “Ole’s at the wheel”. Even Alexa knows who’s at the wheel these days. 4.38pm 16:38
Updated at 4.38pm GMT
5 min: Maitland-Niles finds Lacazette, who wins a corner, but the Frenchman fails to glance it goalwards. Unai Emery will be encouraged with his side’s start. 4.36pm 16:36

Updated at 4.36pm GMT
4 min: It is a deep ball in towards the back post. Kolasinac keeps it alive and
Arsenal win another second ball before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hooks the ball over. The hosts have made a promising start. United look a little startled. 4.35pm 16:35

Aubameyang tries the spectacular. Photograph: John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters Updated at 4.38pm GMT
3 min: Arsenal win a free-kick 35 yards from goal. Xhaka will take … 4.34pm 16:34
2 min: Kolasinac flashes a brilliant ball across goal – and Lacazette is inches away from making contact! A whipped cross plunges United into trouble, with Lacazette getting goal-side of Luke Shaw but, in the end, the ball bounces out for a goal-kick. 4.34pm 16:34
1 min: Pogba has lined up on the left of a four-man Manchester United midfield. Down in the dugout, Solskjær is all smiles alongside his right-hand man, Mike Phelan. 4.32pm 16:32
Updated at 4.32pm GMT
Peeeeeeeeeeeep!
Marcus Rashford gets things started at the Emirates. 4.31pm 16:31
Right, the teams are in the tunnel. Here we go! 4.25pm 16:25
Doh! 4.23pm 16:23
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Arsenal are fifth on goal difference, a point behind Manchester United who have been transformed under Solskjær: 4.21pm 16:21
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This is the 200th league meeting between these powers. Arsenal have won their past eight games on home soil, while
Manchester United have won six on the bounce away from Old Trafford. Of his team selection, Ole Gunnar Solskjær says: “We had to find a balance, with Paul [Pogba] being available again that was a no-brainer, Nemanja [Matic] has been training well the last few days and Diogo [Dalot] again – we have some fresh legs out there.” The Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal admits Arsenal must improve. “We know we didn’t play a good game [against Rennes] but this is a totally different game, a different competition.” 4.11pm 16:11
Essential pre-match reading:
With Arsenal’s Champions League aspirations teetering on the precipice going into a week when both the top-four and the Europa League routes hang in the balance, Unai Emery is urging his team to wipe the frowns off their faces. Positive thinking is the order of the day. So, when he spotted one of his players looking particularly dejected as the squad regrouped at London Colney on Friday morning after a demoralising loss in Rennes, Emery decided it was not the best time for a tête-à-tête. Right now, he simply does not want to come into contact with any negative vibes. 3.57pm 15:57
Unai Emery orders Arsenal to stop moping and beat Manchester United
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Team news news: Unai Emery makes five changes from the Arsenal team defeated in Rennes, while Aaron Ramsey is preferred to Matteo Guendouzi. There is a rare league start for the lesser-spotted Mesut Özil, but Shkodran Mustafi has to make do with a spot on the substitutes’ bench alongside Alex Iwobi. Elsewhere Paul Pogba is back in for Manchester United after serving a European ban at Paris Saint-Germain in midweek. Diogo Dalot and Nemanja Matic also start, as Solskjær makes three changes. 3.41pm 15:41
Updated at 4.12pm GMT
Team news!
Arsenal (3-4-1-2): Leno; Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal; Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Özil; Aubameyang, Lacazette
Subs: Cech, Mustafi, Elneny, Guendouzi, Suárez, Iwobi, Nketiah
Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw; Matic, Fred, Pogba; Dalot, Lukaku, Rashford
Subs: Romero, Bailly, Rojo, McTominay, Pereira, Martial, Greenwood
Referee: Jon Moss 3.37pm 15:37
Updated at 3.38pm GMT
Preamble
Vieira v Keane, Keown v van Nistelrooy and, er, Guendouzi v Pogba? It may now be Ole at the wheel but this is always a supercharged fixture, one never short of needle. While these matches used to decide the title race, these days they tend to define which teams secure top-four berths come May. There is no doubting there is still an awful lot riding on this one; defeat could prove damaging, particularly for Unai Emery’s side, with eight games to play. Manchester United arrive in north London dizzily high on confidence after an extraordinary night in Paris in midweek, while Arsenal also returned from France but with contrasting emotions, leaving Rennes on a bum-note after Europa League defeat. The hardest job facing Ole Gunnar Solskjær – surely a shoo-in for the permanent gig – is seemingly keeping a lid on the noise surrounding a team thoroughly enjoying their football once more. “I am not here to get excited,” Solskjær said. “I am here to do my job. I am contracted to Man Utd until the end of June.”
United have won on their last two visits to the Emirates Stadium and another victory would be Solskjær’s 15th in 18 games, with the Norwegian steering his side into the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday. In terms of team news, Paul Pogba is back after serving a European suspension, while Anthony Martial is expected to return. There are also a couple of milestones to get mildly excited about: Laurent Koscielny will make his 250th Premier League appearance and Chris Smalling will make his 200th top-flight bow for United. For Arsenal, Alexandre Lacazette is back from suspension but Lucas Torreira serves the first of a three-match ban after being sent off in the north London derby.
Kick-off: 4.30pm (GMT)

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