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Arsenal 2:0 Manchester United

Arsenal 2:0 Man Utd

Emirates Stadium

Date:
Sun, 07 May 2017
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4:00 pm BST
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  1. May 3, 2017
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG] ...VS [​IMG]


    Date - Sunday, May 07 2017
    Kickoff Time - 1600 Hrs GMT
    Venue - The Emirates Stadium, London


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    League standings and form guide

    5. Manchester United: WWWDD

    6. Arsenal: WLWWL


    Previous Meetings

    Manchester United 1 : 1 Arsenal

    Manchester United 3 : 2 Arsenal

    Arsenal 3 : 0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1 : 1 Arsenal

    Arsenal 1 : 2 Manchester United


    All-Time League Record

    Manchester United wins - 81
    Arsenal wins - 68
    Draws - 46


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Arsène Wenger




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Timothy Fosu-Mensah (shoulder injury), Luke Shaw (ankle injury), Marcos Rojo (knee ligament injury), Zlatan Ibrahimović (knee ligament injury) and Ashley Young (hamstring injury) ruled out. Marouane Fellaini suspended.

    Arsenal

    Santiago Cazorla (Plantaris injury), Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Lucas Pérez (muscle injury) ruled out. Shkodran Mustafi (thigh injury) and Granit Xhaka (ankle injury) doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Arsenal Football Club (also known as The Gunners), are a professional football club based in Holloway, London, England - and were founded in 1886 as Dial Square, by the workers of the Royal Arsenal armaments facility, before being subsequently renamed as Royal Arsenal. Arsenal are one of the most successful and popular clubs in the history of the English league, with a trophy haul than includes 13 League titles, 12 FA Cups, and 2 League Cups. Since the arrival of current manager Arsène Wenger, Arsenal have built a reputation for playing an attractive, streamlined style of football that rivals some of the best teams in Europe while boasting the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pirès, Cesc Fàbregas and Robin Van Persie. The club plays its home games at the Emirates Stadium, and has a bitter sporting rivalry with neighbors Tottenham Hotspur in a match termed the North London Derby; apart from a competitive rivalry against the other major clubs of the Premier League, especially Manchester United - in an affair that peaked in the late 1990s-early 2000s period.


    Familiar Faces

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    Daniel Welbeck (at United 2001-2014)​


    Referee


    Andre Marriner.​
  2. May 4, 2017
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Play a mixed strength side with the players on the bench today. With our fullback issues we're stuck for options there though.

    De Gea
    Valencia Jones Smalling Darmian
    Carrick Herrera
    Mkhitaryan Mata Rooney
    Martial​
  3. May 4, 2017
    #3

    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Team should be...

    ---------------De Gea---------------
    Valencia--Jones--Smalling--Darmian
    --------Carrick-------Pogba-------
    Mata----------Rooney----------Mkhitaryan
    ---------------Martial---------------

    Subs: Romero, Tuanzebe, Bailly, Blind, Herrera, Rashford, Lingard
  4. May 4, 2017
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    Raw Full Member

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    First time in a while where I'm genuinely not sure on more than half the starting lineup.

    Hope Mourinho can pull off his usual shenanigans against Arsenal.
  5. May 4, 2017
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    Kush Full Member

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    Agree with this but I wouldn't put Darmian at RB, he was torn to pieces by Sanchez last time he came up against him.
  6. May 4, 2017
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    AndyJ1985 New Member

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    Let's get a draw so we can both be put out of our misery in regards to top 4. Right now I only really care about winning the EL.
  7. May 4, 2017
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Yeah, I changed it to Valencia & Darmian RB/LB though I'd prefer to rest Valencia to be honest. So important for us.
  8. May 4, 2017
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    Hojoon Full Member

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    I'd start a few coming back from injury (Smalling, Mata).
  9. May 4, 2017
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    Perfect but would really rather rest Val and Darmian. Young getting injured is a pain.
  10. May 4, 2017
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    Antisocial Has a Sony home cinema

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    Start Rooney upfront - if Rashford is out of the second leg, then we need to wrap Martial in cotton-wool until then. Same with Bailly, Pogba and maybe Blind, Herrera and Valencia if we can get away with it :lol:
  11. May 4, 2017
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    Hellboy Full Member

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    DDG

    Darmian
    Jones
    Smalling
    Blind

    Carrick
    Pogba
    Fellaini

    Mata
    Martial
    Rooney :(

    1-2

    Momentum !
  12. May 4, 2017
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    Ali Dia Full Member

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    Unfortunately has draw written all over it
  13. May 4, 2017
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    King Eric 7 Full Member

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    Fellaini is suspended for this game.
  14. May 4, 2017
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    AXVnee7 Full Member

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    Just don't lose in order to further derail Arsenal's top 4 hopes. Out of the top teams we tend to do better against Arsenal in general anyway. I'd still fancy us even with a second string side. Ultimately put in a good shift and I'll be happy regardless of result.

    As far as I'm concerned our eyes should be lighting up for the EL now. We have 1 foot in the final, now we just need to shake off Vigo on the other leg.
  15. May 4, 2017
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    Man-United Full Member

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    Crap that Young got injured. He would have played here instead of Valencia i'm sure of. He needs the rest, Val.
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    Witchking Full Member

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    We are due a loss in the league for a while now. Plus Jose spoke about resting players. Might be a 2-0 victory to Arsenal. Unless United finish well.
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    Klopper76 "Did you see Fabinho against Red Star & Cardiff?"

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    Paul Merson reckons this'll be 3-0 to Arsenal...yeah.
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    Raoul Admin Staff

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    Perfect lineup. Resting Pogba, Rashford, Bailly, and Blind for midweek.
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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    Bailly, Valencia, Pogba and Rashford should be rested.

    Make a team out of the rest. Don't care too much about this game tbh.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Really is. I want to rest them too but don't really have any alternative at RB. Only LB alternative is Blind and I'd want to rest him.
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    No need whatsoever to play any of Bailly, Valencia, Pogba, Mkhitaryan or Martial/Rashford here. Pointless risking them.
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    Cathy Ferguson Full Member

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    I think Herrera is more in need of a rest than Pogba, hamstring issues aside. It would be ideal to not play any of them for more than 70 min on Sunday.

    Rashford and Valencia should also be rested.
  23. May 4, 2017
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    flappyjay Full Member

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    Fellaini is suspended
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    thegregster Harbinger of new information

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    What if City or Liverpool feck up before we play?
  25. May 4, 2017
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    De Gea
    Valencia - Jones - Smalling - Darmian
    Carrick - Pogba
    Mkhi - Mata - Rooney
    Martial​
  26. May 4, 2017
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    dannyrhinos89 OMG socks and sandals lol!

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    Smash and grab job

    0-1 martial scoring
  27. May 4, 2017
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    flappyjay Full Member

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    Also our best performances against this lot has been good with makeshift starting 11s. I think it makes harder for Wenger to predict how we are gonna play
  28. May 4, 2017
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    Managed to get hold off Arsenal away ticket, first proper away game. Feeling pumped for this one, hopefully, everyone puts in a good shift.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Who gives a feck really. All about europa league. Expect a lot of rotation though with it being still arsenal away and some areas stretched to its limit, some players (pogba and herrera) have to play.

    De gea
    Tfm Smalling Jones Blind
    Herrera Carrick Pogba
    Mata martial Rooney​
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    We need to rest as many as we can to keep them fresh for the return leg.

    De Gea
    Darmian Smalling Jones Blind
    Carrick
    Herrera Pogba
    Mata Martial Rooney ​
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    manunited1919 Full Member

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    We need to rest players, including Valencia, Darmian and Herrera. Get some young ones in their place.
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    flappyjay Full Member

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    DDG

    Tuanzebe
    Jones
    Smalling
    Darmian/young if fit

    Fosu
    Carrick
    Pogba/ sub for Herrera around 70th no matter what the score is.

    Juan
    Martial
    Wayne
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    The Man Himself asked for a tagline change and all I got was this.

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    Too bad we can't rest fullbacks. Young getting injured makes it worse. Top 4 is very unlikely anyway so I won't mind Tuanzebe played as CB and say Jones as RB. Valencia needs rest.
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    Out of all them Bailly is probably the most important one that desperately needs a rest. Throw in Smalling with Blind, although Jones/Blind are more compatible, assuming his actually fit to play.

    Rashford likely to sit out anyway due to injury, whether its serious or just a knock.
    De Gea
    Valencia - Jones/Smalling - Blind- Darmian
    Carrick - Pogba
    Mkhi - Mata - Rooney
    Martial​
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    manunited1919 Full Member

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    Mourinho has already said we would be forced to rest ALL players against Crystal Palace (Sunday game) if we make it into EL final, which is the following Wednesday. So if City or Liverpool feck up, we would need to beat Arsenal away, Southampton away, and then beat CP with kids and Rooney to at least have at least the hope of making fourth.

    Even though we can still mathematically make fourth, EL looks to be our only REALISTIC chance for UCL football.
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    That's true actually. The Rashford brace springs to mind.
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    AndyJ1985 New Member

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    Agreed. My attitude now is bollocks to the league, put all our eggs in the EL basket. We're a draw and a win away from winning it.
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    manunited1919 Full Member

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    We should use the Arsenal game as an opportunity to give some game time to Mata, Smalling and Jones, to get them match fit. We can also give Rooney game time in a sort of testimonial way. Other than that, rest Pogba, Herrera, Valencia, Blind, Bailly, etc.
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    Rooney will score twice in a 2-2 draw.
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    can we rest 7 players or something?


    DDG
    Darmian Smalling Jones Blind
    Carrick Ander
    Lingard Mata Martial
    Rooney

    Wish we could rest both Ander and Pogs
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