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Manchester United - Arsenal
Premier League - 5 December 2018
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FT: Man United 2-2 Arsenal. The hosts twice come from behind to draw again as Lingard and Martial cancel out goals from Mustafi and Lacazette.
Four minutes added. Arsenal pressing.
Arsenal think they have won it - but Mkhitaryan is offside as he lashes in from a tight angle after De Gea had denied Torreira.
Lacazette knocks the ball out of De Gea's hands and into the net - but the referee is having none of it. Free kick to United. Time running out for a winner...
As it stands, Arsenal will be fifth and United will stay eighth.
Rashford lets fly from 25 yards but sees his swerving effort gathered by Leno at the second attempt.
Elsewhere, Chelsea lost 2-1 at Wolves and Everton drew 1-1 at home to Newcastle.
'Attack, attack... attack, attack, attack' reverberating around Old Trafford. The home fans want a winner.
FT at Burnley. Liverpool have won 3-1 to move back to within two points of leaders City.
What a dramatic 10 minutes or so. Will we have more fireworks and a winner?
- OffJesse LingardManchester United
- OnPaul PogbaManchester United
UNITED CHANGE: Pogba on for Lingard.
Aubameyang cuts in from the left and curls a super 20-yard shot towards the far corner, but De Gea is there to tip it to safety.
- OffMarcos RojoManchester United
- OnMarouane FellainiManchester United
UNITED CHANGE: Fellaini on for Rojo.
Arsenal so close to restoring their lead again. First De Gea denies Aubameyang before Mkhitaryan fires off target from close range.
- GoalJesse LingardManchester United
GOAL! United are level immediately! A long ball over the top catches the Gunners defence out and Lingard sneaks in to prod home.
- Own-goalMarcos RojoManchester United
GOAL! The Gunners regain the advantage! Lacazette seizes upon an error by Rojo and plays a one-two with Mkhitaryan. The forward races in on goal and just about stabs beyond the keeper with Rojo close behind.
Mustafi is hobbling away. Arsenal are the walking wounded tonight - and they've used all three subs too.
- OffAlex IwobiArsenal
- OnAlexandre LacazetteArsenal
ARSENAL CHANGE: Lacazette on for Iwobi.
- OffAnthony MartialManchester United
- OnRomelu LukakuManchester United
MAN UNITED CHANGE: Lukaku on for the injured Martial.
Will we have a winner here? Danny Higginbotham reckons the host can nick it!
Iwobi feeds Kolasinac on the overlap down the left, but he can't pick out a teammate with his cutback from the byline.
DID YOU KNOW? Arsenal have lost their last three midweek league games, shipping three goals in each defeat.
Rojo pushers a pass out of his stride and rifles in a 25-yarder that Leno tips over the top.
United with some super play to open up Arsenal down the right, but the cross is delayed and the chance to create a strike on goal goes begging.
Just for the record, Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 12 league matches (W9, D3) - and 19 matches in total in all comps (W15, D4).
Martial charges through the middle onto Lingard's lovely ball through, but the Frenchman looks to turn on to his left foot and Torreira gets back to make a key challenge.
LATEST: Spurs 2-0 Arsenal.
STAT: United are winless in three league games - but remember, their only home league defeat this season was the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham on August 27.
- OffAaron RamseyArsenal
- OnHenrikh MkhitaryanArsenal
ARSENAL HT CHANGE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan on for the injured Ramsey.
Arsenal have netted 24 second-half goals in the PL this season, more than any other team.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! United restart the contest.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal. Mustafi's header is cancelled out by Martial's close-range finish. All square at the break.
Ramsey is back on but looks far from happy with that ankle.
Three minutes added.
Ramsey down for Arsenal.
The physio is on and Ramsey gingerly hobbles to the side. Emery will hope to get him through to the break and assess it from there.
- Yellow cardNemanja MaticManchester United
Yep, you've guessed it. Yellow card No.5.
Matic cautioned for tugging back Aubameyang as the Arsenal forward looked to break.
- Yellow cardHéctor BellerínArsenal
Make that four yellow card in just over five minutes. Bellerin is the latest name to be taken by Andre Marriner.
- Yellow cardJesse LingardManchester United
It's a sudden flurry of yellow cards! This time Lingard goes in the book for tumbling Torreira.
- Yellow cardMarcos RojoManchester United
United work the free kick to Rojo on the edge of the box. The Argentine sees hi s low shot blocked by a defender.
Rojo is then booked for a lunge as he attempted to stop Arsenal clearing their lines.
- Yellow cardShkodran MustafiArsenal
Rashford blows Mustafi away down the left and in then brought crashing to the ground by the Arsenal defender. Needless to say, it's a booking for the German.
- OffRob HoldingArsenal
- OnStephan LichtsteinerArsenal
ARSENAL CHANGE: Lichtsteiner on for the injured Holding, who is taken away on a stretcher.
And just two clean sheets in 15 PL matches for United this term...
Replays showing an Arsenal shoulder(!) was offside when the free kick was taken. It wouldn't have counted with VAR...
- GoalAnthony MartialManchester United
GOAL! Martial tucks home from close range via a cut back from the right after Rojo's free kick had been parried by Leno.
Ha ha - good one, Gary!
You have to say De Gea should do better there. It's not a powerful header and it's straight at him.
- GoalShkodran MustafiArsenal
GOAL! The visitors lead! Mustafi is left free to meet a left-wing corner and De Gea fails to hang on. Herrera attempts to hook it off the line, but the ball is deemed to have crossed it.
LATEST: Everton have just made it 1-1 at home to Newcastle after falling behind early on.
As it stands, United slip back to eighth. Arsenal are fifth....
Arsenal rip United open down the left twice in quick succession. The first time Smalling reacts quickly to hack Sead Kolasinac's cutback to safety before another flowing move ends with Bellerin horribly miscuing wide from the edge of the box.
Arsenal are growing into this now. There's a much more even feel to the proceedings after United's fast tempo early doors.
PHOTO: Guendouzi is challenged by Matic.
DID YOU KNOW? A victory tonight would give Arsenal 16 away points. That's as many as the Gunners picked up in total on the road last season (W4, D4, L11).
Aubameyang attacks a left-wing corner for Arsenal, but Darmian does enough to deny the forward a clear strike at goal.
Over to you, Pierre-Emerick!
United's dominance evident in the possession stats. The Red Devils have had 59 per cent of the ball. Leno has only had that one shot of note to deal with so far.
LATEST: Spurs 1-0 Southampton.
As it stands, Arsenal would drop to fifth with seventh-placed United 10 points adrift of the top four....
Not the case so far. United have been very proactive.
STAT: The weekend win over Tottenham was only Arsenal's fourth success in their last 29 league games against other sides from the established top six (D10, L15).
It's been all United so far. Arsenal have barely in the home side's half.
Rashford with some super foot work to bewitch Lucas Torreira and thunder in a stinging 25-yard shot that Bernd Leno does well to hang on to.
DID YOU KNOW? United have already shipped 23 goals in their first 14 games this term. It took them until March 10 (30 games in) to concede as many last season.
STAT: United have conceded six times in the opening 15 minutes of matches this season. That's a joint-league high with Fulham.
However, the hosts have come roaring out of the traps early on here. Arsenal looking to weather the storm and get a foothold in the contest.
STAT: United are unbeaten in 11 home league versus Arsenal since September 2006 (W8, D3)
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Arsenal get this PL clash underway.
You have to go back to August 23, 1986 for the last time these sides met without Wenger or Ferguson in one of the dugouts. On that occasion, Arsenal won 1-0 in a league clash at Highbury.
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DID YOU KNOW? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored with his last 10 shots on target in the Premier League. The last keeper to deny him was West Ham's Lukasz Fabianski in August!
Unai Emery: "It will be a very big challenge for us and it will confirm our good moment, or whether we need more. It is very difficult to win there because they are a very big team with big players and have a big atmosphere pushing them, but it is an exciting match and my motivation is very big."
Jose Mourinho: "We will have a very difficult match. They are a good team who have had a good run of results. But in spite of our selection issues, they know it won't be easy either. We don't need a miracle [to finish in the top four] at all. I think we need a good run of results and we don't need to waste points where we shouldn't be wasting them."
Arsenal keep it relatively simple in comparison. Guendouzi replaces the suspended Xhaka, while Aaron Ramsey starts instead of Mkhitaryan.
So, just the seven changes for United following their 2-2 draw at Southampton. Pogba and Lukaku are the headline benchwarmers, but Fellaini, Shaw, Jones and McTominay also make way, with Young serving a suspension. Dalot comes in for a full PL bow and Rojo makes his first appearance of the campaign. Smalling, Martial and Lingard also feature from the start.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - MAN UNITED: De Gea, Darmian, Bailly, Rojo, Smalling, Dalot, Herrera, Matic, Martial, Lingard, Rashford... Subs: Romero, Pogba, Mata, Lukaku, Valencia, Fellaini, McTominay. /// ARSENAL: Leno, Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Torreira, Ramsey, Iwobi, Aubameyang... Subs: Cech, Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette, Lichtsteiner, Maitland-Niles, Nketiah.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Premier League clash between Man United and Arsenal at Old Trafford. The fourth-placed Gunners arrive in the North West on the back of a 19-match unbeaten run and an enthralling 4-2 win over neighbours Tottenham on Sunday. United are eight points further back in eighth and know a victory is surely a must if they are to stay within range of the Champions League places. Kick off 20:00 GMT.