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How have Arsenal fared in past meetings with Manchester United? 0

Posted on May 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal and Manchester United lock horns in the Premier League on Sunday, fighting for a top-four spot, in a game difficult to call given the hosts are strong in their own backyard while the visitors seldom drop points on the road.

Both sides are desperate for a result as their hopes of a Champions League place hang in the balance this season, but how have recent head-to-heads between the two sides gone?

Arsenal v Manchester United Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 06, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal challenge for a top-four finish this season faces a major test on Sunday afternoon as the Gunners host fellow Champions League hopefuls Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he will rotate his squad. However, the Red Devils will be no pushovers for the Gunners. The visitors are currently in the midst of a 25 game unbeaten run in the English top-flight.

They are also a dangerous team on their travels, having gone 11 games unbeaten in the Premier League away from Manchester. The fact that Arsenal have suffered just one home defeat in their last 15 Premier League outings and two league all seasons makes this clash an intriguing one.

Manchester United to rest players against Arsenal this weekend 0

Posted on May 05, 2017 by David Nugent

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed to BBC Sport that he will rest some of his players for this Sunday’s visit to Arsenal. The announcement will no doubt be music to the ears of everybody connected with the north London club.

Mourinho is quoted by BBC Sports as saying: “The players that have accumulated lots of minutes are not going to play next weekend,”

The Portuguese boss is obviously prioritising winning the Europa League over the Red Devils charge for a Champions League spot. The Red devils won their Europa League semi-final 1-0 against Celta Vigo on Thursday, with the next leg at Old Trafford next Thursday night.

Does Wenger stick or twist with a back three for Sunday’s clash with Manchester United? 0

Posted on May 03, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made somewhat of a misstep selecting a makeshift back-three in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur when a familiar-looking back-four was possible. And the Gunners boss will have a big decision to make for Arsenal’s upcoming Premier League clash with Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side.

Many felt the decision to name Nacho Monreal as a left-sided centre-back and Kieran Gibbs a left wing-back was needless given Arsenal had the personnel for a much more convincing back-four – Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel, Nacho Monreal. And with a must-win encounter to come against top-four rivals United, Wenger might have to revert to type to avoid risking a fifth defeat in their last nine league games.

Man United join Liverpool in Oxlade-Chamberlain chase 0

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

The 23-year-old England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is thought to be ready to quit Arsenal at the end of the season.

Ox is cutting a frustrating figure at the Emirates this season with the winger being used sporadically by Arsene Wenger and, in most cases, is being forced to play as a midfielder.

Unsettled by his limited playing time and the fact he is being forced out of his natural position, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is considering his options as the likes of Liverpool and most recently Manchester United look his way.

Manchester United eying-up Arsenal pair 0

Posted on March 29, 2017 by David Nugent

Manchester United are monitoring the situations of Arsenal pair Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Metro.

The reports suggest that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is looking at adding to his midfield options in the summer, with Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ozil being two players of interest to the Portuguese boss.

Never really nailed down a first team spot

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for all his supposed potential has never really nailed down a spot in the Gunners starting line-up. He has been in and out of the team in recent years and despite the Gunners not always thriving has struggled to get in the team on a regular basis.

Manchester United targeting Gunners star duo 0

Posted on March 14, 2017 by David Nugent

Manchester United are set to make a double swoop on Arsenal for star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, according to the Daily Express. Any deal would be regarded as a kick in the teeth to Gunners fans everywhere.

Both players will have 12 months left in their Arsenal contracts in the summer, so may be sold rather than the north London club losing them for nothing in the summer of 2018.

The Express claims that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is monitoring Sanchez’s situation in particularly, as the Portuguese boss aims to build a team that is more capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.

Can Arsenal end a 10-year wait for a league win at Old Trafford? 0

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to face old adversaries Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, in a game that many believe the Gunners can take all three points from.

However, in addition to Arsene Wenger keen to end a winless league head-to-head record against Jose Mourinho, Arsenal have a 10-year winless run at Old Trafford to turn around.

Since 2006’s 1-0 win away to Manchester United, Arsenal haven’t beaten United in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

Should Arsenal enquire about Chris Smalling in January? 0

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling could be on his way out of Old Trafford if reports are to be believed, with the England international having fallen out with manager Jose Mourinho this season, but could Arsenal be his next destination should he leave the Red Devils?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has long been keen on the centre-back and tried to sign him when Manchester United enquired about former Gunners defender Thomas Vermaelen in 2014. However, no move materialised involving Smalling and Arsenal turned their attention to other targets as a result.

Arsenal must tie down Mesut Ozil 0

Posted on November 11, 2016 by David Nugent

As my colleague Milos reported earlier, Manchester United have emerged as shock contenders to sign Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil next summer. The German international will have just 12 months to run on his contract when the the summer transfer window reopens.

United boss Jose Mourinho has previously worked with Ozil at Real Madrid. The German played some of his best football in the white of Real. With United struggling this season it is not a surprise that Mourinho considering his attacking options for the summer.

The Portuguese boss is a big fan of Ozil and once described the German attacking midfielder as ‘the best number ten in the world’.

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