Today, friends, is a sad day. For today is the last day that Arsene Wenger will bring an Arsenal team to Old Trafford. The last instalment in a relationship that has brought us such classic moments as: that time Cesc Fabregas threw a load of pizza, that time a team with Tom Cleverley in midfield scored eight, and that time Wenger got sent off and went and stood on the dugout. Ah, such memories. No, no, you’ve got something in your eye.
Alright they won the title here one year but SHUT UP.
Anyway, when Arsenal were good, their rivalry with United was one of the best in top-flight history, and since they’ve been weird and rubbish, it’s been generally amusing. Today’s game probably isn’t their priority, what with the Europa League semi-final on Thursday, so who knows what team we’ll get. And for all that Mourinho’s been making conciliatory noises over the last few days, we can’t help but imagine he’d love the chance to end this beautiful relationship by sticking a million past Arsenal’s kids.
In search of that end, United have an almost full strength squad. Antonio Valencia picked up a knock without us noticing, but could return, and Sergio Romero remains out of contention. With Liverpool dropping points again yesterday, this is a chance to put some clear water between United and the rest of the also-rans.
Premier League schedule
We kick off at 16:30 in Manchester, 11:30 on the east coast of the USA, and 8:30 over on the west. Good morning!
Premier League TV channel
You’ll need Sky Sports Premier League/Main Event in the UK, and NBCSN/Telemundo in the USA. Everybody else, have a look at livesoccertv.
Premier League streaming
SkyGo in the UK, and NBCSports.com in the USA.
Prediction: David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Ashley Young; Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba; Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford.
Just the one change from last week's side for #MUFC as @VLindelof comes in for @PhilJones4...— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 29, 2018
Let's do this, lads! #MUNARS pic.twitter.com/liIYXi7ASs
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