Arsenal vs Manchester United: match preview
Unai Emery needs to dig deep into his bag of tricks to find a way of thwarting Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s record since taking charge is phenomenal and especially away from home, proceedings in Paris on Wednesday night being a prime example. Arsenal’s trip to France was the total opposite. Emery’s side were humiliated because of the usual brand of brainless defending. Arsenal will slip four points behind United in fourth if they produce the same.
Sunday 4.30pm Sky Sports Premier League
Venue Emirates Stadium
Last season Arsenal 1 Manchester United 3
Referee Jon Moss
This season G20 Y65 R5 3.5 cards/game
Arsenal will be without suspended midfielder Lucas Torreira for Sunday’s clash.
The Uruguay international was sent off in last weekend’s draw at Tottenham and is banned for the next three league games.
Alexandre Lacazette is available having missed the Europa League defeat in Rennes through suspension, with long-term injury absentees Danny Welbeck (ankle), Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin (both knee) still missing.
Martial will return for United this weekend, with Matic and Herrera also on the brink of returning for Sunday’s trip.
United were without 10 first-team players for Wednesday’s 3-1 Champions League win at Paris St Germain. Pogba is available after serving a European suspension and Martial is back from a groin injury.
Solskjaer revealed that Matic (groin) and Herrera (hamstring) could return, but Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian remain unavailable.
Source: theguardian / skysport