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Manchester United vs Arsenal: team news, match details, key stats & predicted lineup

Arsenal take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday night, here is the match preview.



Mikel Arteta at Old Trafford. (Photo via Getty images)

Arsenal will take on their biggest rival Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

The fixture comes at a time when Arsenal sits five points ahead of the Red Devils. This game will likely determine the outcome of the season for both sides.

Arsenal got back to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 win over Newcastle while Man United under Michael Carrick played a 1-1 draw with Chelsea and have won just once in their last five league games.

The Gunners will be hoping to win back-to-back games at Old Trafford after last season’s 1-0 win.

(Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Team news

Arsenal injury concern is Bukayo Saka. He sustained a hip injury against Newcastle and he is a doubt for Thursday’s game.

“I am hopeful but we don’t know. It’s a really short turnaround. The player has to be comfortable playing with a little injury.” Arteta said regarding Saka’s injury.

If Saka isn’t deemed fit, Gabriel Martinelli could finally get his first start in the Premier League this season after scoring over the weekend.

Granit Xhaka and Sead Kolasinac are ruled out of this game.

Predicted starting lineup

Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Partey, Lokonga; Martinelli, Lacazette, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang

Key stats

Manchester United are winless in their last six Premier League meetings with Arsenal, they’ve never gone seven league games without a win against the Gunners before.

Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three meetings with Manchester United in all competitions, as many as they had in their previous 13 against them. They’ve never kept a clean sheet in four consecutive games against the Red Devils before.

The Gunners are looking to win consecutive away league games against Man United for the first time since February 1979.

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