Almost a quarter-of-a-century has passed since Arsenal last took on Manchester United without Arsène Wenger on the touchline, but the Gunners won’t be looking back when they visit Old Trafford on Wednesday. New boss Unai Emery has overseen an unbeaten run that stretches back to August, and his side head into this match on the back of an impressive 4-2 win in the north London derby.
They’re a whole eight points clear of José Mourinho’s United, who haven’t won in their last three league matches. The Reds’ woes are compounded by a lengthy list of absentees: Ashley Young is suspended; Victor Lindelöf, Alexis Sánchez and Eric Bailly are injured; Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia all face late fitness tests. Gulp.
Arsenal will be without Granit Xhaka, who’s suspended; while Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal are both sidelined through injury. Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Özil are doubts.
Premier League schedule
We kick off at 20:00 in the UK, which is 15:00 on the east coast of the USA and 12:00 over on the west. We hope the boss isn’t in the office ...
Premier League TV channel
BT Sport 1 in the UK, and NBC or UNIVERSO in the US. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find out your options.
Premier League streaming
BT Sport Live in the UK, and NBC Sports Live or Telemundo Deportes En Vivo for those Stateside. Also available on Fubo.tv.
Prediction: David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian; Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matić, Marouane Fellaini; Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial. Be advised: there’s a strong likelihood that’ll prove entirely wrong.
Lineup: Marcos Rojo! Eric Bailly! This is going to be ... something.
Anthony Martial equalized for United in the first half.
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