Confirmed: Arsenal and Manchester United line-ups

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

Arsenal welcome Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium this weekend with both sides knowing just how important this match is.

United are currently second in the Premier League but have a game in hand over leaders Manchester City, while Arsenal are three points worse off with 13 points from their first seven matches.

This match never fails to involve plenty of incident and managers Louis van Gaal and Arsene Wenger will be desperate to take both the three points and the bragging rights.

United won the corresponding fixture last season 2-1 and a repeat of that will go down a treat for Wayne Rooney and company.

United are also unbeaten in their last four league visits to the Emirates with two wins and two draws in that time.

That said, Arsenal have the players to cause United no end of trouble and they have the defence to keep the likes of Rooney and Anthony Martial at bay…provided they play to their full potential.

Arsenal lineup

Starting:

  • Petr Cech
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Gabriel Paulista
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mesut Özil
  • Alexis Sánchez
  • Theo Walcott

Substitutes: David Ospina, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joel Campbell, Olivier Giroud.

Man Utd lineup

Starting:

  • David de Gea
  • Matteo Darmian
  • Chris Smalling
  • Daley Blind
  • Michael Carrick
  • Juan Mata
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Ashley Young
  • Memphis Depay
  • Anthony Martial
  • Wayne Rooney

Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Patrick McNair, Marouane Fellaini, Morgan Schneiderlin, James Wilson.

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