Saturday, October 3, 2015

Arsenal vs Manchester United Premier League - October 4, 2015

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Arsenal vs Manchester United
Competition: English Premier League
Match date: 4 October 2015
Kick Off Time: 16:00 BST
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London 

Arsenal's impressive 5-2 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium was followed up by a disappoint 3-2 home loss to Olympiacos in the Champions League. Arsene Wenger was heavily criticised for resting Petr Cech in favour of David Ospina, who made a fatal error that leaves Arsenal facing a mountain to reach the knockout stage.
Wenger expects Francis Coquelin to be fit but Koscielny, Arteta and Flamini will miss through injury. The Frenchman  must also decide on whether to retain Theo Walcott up front. Gabriel is expected to earn a recall alongside Mertesacker.
Manchester United enter this big match on the back of four consecutive wins in all competitions. Man United beat 2-1 Wolfsburg during midweek in Champions League and last Saturday's 3-0 victory against Sunderland moved them top of the Premier League for the first time in over two years. Wayne Rooney ended his drought in the league last weekend, while Anthony Martial continues to impress.
Michael Carrick has recovered from the minor injury and Van Gaal must choose between him and Bastian Schweinsteiger to partner Morgan Schneiderlin in midfield. The Dutchman could push Daley Blind out to the left with Phil Jones coming in to partner Chris Smalling at the heart of the defence with  Matteo Darmian returning to right-back.
Arsenal have won just one of their last 13 EPL fixtures against Man United (D4 L8). Last season, these two sides settled for a draw at Old Trafford while United won 2-1 away at Emirates. Anyway there was success for the Gunners when they secured a 2-1 win in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. 

Arsenal last 5 matches:
16/09/15 Dinamo Zagreb 2 – 1 Arsenal
19/09/15 Chelsea 2 – 0 Arsenal
23/09/15 Tottenham 1 – 2 Arsenal
26/09/15 Leicester City 2 – 5 Arsenal
29/09/15 Arsenal 2 – 3 Olympiakos

Manchester United last 5 matches:
15/09/15 PSV 2 – 1 Manchester United
20/09/15 Southampton 2 – 3 Manchester United
23/09/15 Manchester United 3 – 0 Ipswich Town
26/09/15 Manchester United 3 – 0 Sunderland
30/09/15 Manchester United 2 – 1 Wolfsburg

Probable lineups:
Arsenal: Cech – Bellerin, Gabriel Paulista, Mertesacker, Monreal – Coquelin, Cazorla – Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez – Walcott (Giroud).
Manchester United: de Gea – Darmian, Smalling, Jones, Blind – Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger – Mata, Rooney, Depay – Martial.

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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