Confirmed: Manchester United and Arsenal line-ups

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Here is how Manchester United and Arsenal will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Manchester United take on Arsenal this afternoon with Louis van Gaal’s side knowing they have secured Champions League football next season following Liverpool’s defeat on Saturday.

That should ease some of the pressure on United’s players but they will know they could yet finish ahead of Arsenal.

That will take some doing, with the Gunners also having a game in hand over today’s opponents, but this match has plenty of history and should be a humdinger given the players on show.

United are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games against Arsenal, with the Gunners last league victory at Old Trafford coming back in 2006.

But something has to give this afternoon, considering that United have won seven of their last eight home league matches and Arsenal have five successive away games under their belt.

A draw may be the most likely outcome but in truth anything can happen when these two sides face off and it will make for an encounter fans and neutrals alike will not be able to take their eyes off.

Man Utd lineup


  • David de Gea
  • Phil Jones
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Chris Smalling
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Daley Blind
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Ander Herrera
  • Juan Mata
  • Ashley Young
  • Falcao

Substitutes: Víctor Valdés, Tyler Blackett, Patrick McNair, Ángel Di María, Adnan Januzaj, Robin van Persie, James Wilson.

Arsenal lineup


  • David Ospina
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez

Substitutes: Wojciech Szczesny, Gabriel Paulista, Kieran Gibbs, Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott.

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