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Manchester United 2:1 Arsenal

Man Utd 2:1 Arsenal

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Sun, 29 April 2018
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  1. Apr 21, 2018
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    Date - Sunday, April 29 2018
    Kickoff Time - 1630 Hrs BST
    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester


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    League standings and form guide

    2. Manchester United: WWWLW

    6. Arsenal: WWWLW


    Previous Meetings

    Arsenal 1—3 Manchester United

    Arsenal 2—0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1—1 Arsenal

    Manchester United 3—2 Arsenal

    Arsenal 3—0 Manchester United


    All-Time League Record

    Manchester United wins: 82
    Arsenal wins: 69
    Draws: 46


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Arsène Wenger




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Sergio Romero ruled out. Eric Bailly doubtful.

    Arsenal

    Mohamed Elneny and Santiago Cazorla ruled out. Henrikh Mkhitaryan 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. In late 1886, a gaggle of workers from the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory decided to form a football team. They called themselves Dial Square as a reference to the sundial atop the entrance to the factory. On December 11, 1886, Dial Square romped to a 6-0 victory over Eastern Wanderers; the first game in their initial guise. Shortly afterwards the name ‘Royal Arsenal’ was adopted. Today, 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.

    When Henry Norris decided that Arsenal needed a new manager in the summer of 1925, he could never have anticipated the impact of his next appointment. After flirting with relegation in the previous season, Chapman set about reinventing the Club with almost immediate effect, and in a broader sense helped move football from the amateur era into a professional one. In his first season at Highbury, the new manager steered the Gunners to an FA Cup Quarter Final and a second-place finish in the First Division; the highest league placing in their history. And unlike many of his contemporaries in Britain, Chapman was a fan of the continental game and counted among his friends Hugo Meisl and Jimmy Hogan, coaches of the Austrian Wunderteam of the 1930s.

    In the mid '90s, they appointed another visionary in Arsène Wenger with former vice-chairman David Dein bringing him to the club in 1996 - Dein actually wanted to appoint him a year earlier before Bruce Rioch but the old school board did not want a foreign manager - and the next 20 years have been a remarkable and unforgettable period in the club’s history - with Arsenal building a reputation for playing an attractive, streamlined style of football that rivals some of the best teams in Europe while winning three league titles and seven FA Cups and boasting the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pirès, Cesc Fàbregas and Robin Van Persie in their ranks.

    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 to early 2000s period.


    Familiar Faces

    Daniel Welbeck (at United from 2001-2014)

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    Referee


    Kevin Friend.​
  2. Apr 21, 2018
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    They'll be sending out the reserves. Hope we give them an absolute bollocking like 2011.
  3. Apr 21, 2018
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Team should be...

    ---------------De Gea---------------
    Valencia--Smalling--Lindelof--Young
    ----------------Matic----------------
    -------Herrera-------Pogba-------
    Mata---------Lukaku---------Sanchez

    Subs: Pereira, Jones, Darmian, Fellaini, Lingard, Rashford, Martial
  4. Apr 21, 2018
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    Unlikely lad Full Member

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    Au revoir, Arsène
  5. Apr 21, 2018
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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    Arsenal know Wengers going and they have nothing to play for in the league.

    No grey area, they'll either down tools or play with absolute freedom

    Heart says 1-0 to United
  6. Apr 21, 2018
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Think it'll be a fun game, a bit meaningless and with no pressure for both teams though. I think Liverpool draw today with us having one game in hand pretty much secured our second spot. Arsenal will also field a weakened team for their important EL game, so should be a pure fun to watch.

    Will play the same team as today so that they forge some coherence.
  7. Apr 21, 2018
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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    Satisfying win please.

    We owe Wenger one last defeat at the hands of United.
  8. Apr 21, 2018
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Hope we give Wenger a parting gift.
    3-0
  9. Apr 21, 2018
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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    Feel very confident about this.

    4-0
  10. Apr 21, 2018
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    We have two home games and two away games until the end of the PL season.

    The home games are Arsenal and Watford
    The away games are West Ham and Brighton

    If we win any two we'll confirm second, which is a really good achievement considering our squad.

    I also feel that by the end of this season Jose has a much better idea of the strengths and weaknesses of this squad compared to last.

    Hopefully we finish nice and strongly in second and the FA Cup too. I'll see that as a successful season.
  11. Apr 21, 2018
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    Class of 63 Full Member

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    Really hope the United fans give Wenger the reception pre-match he fully deserves(no exclamation marks)
  12. Apr 21, 2018
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    willhse456 Full Member

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    Would love Sanchez to score a few in this one!
  13. Apr 21, 2018
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    Wenger vs Mourinho. The final battle. Before the game I hope the fans give Wenger a good reception but when the game starts I hope we don't show them any mercy. They will field a weakened side so there are a lot of goals in it for us.

    My early predicted 11 assuming everyone is fit:
    DDG
    Bailly Smalling Jones Shaw
    Matic
    Herrera Pogba
    Sanchez Lukaku Martial​
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2018
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Really hope the Watford game is like last years Palace game, I want to see Gomes and Chong in from the start in that game
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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    Here's hoping the Stretford's End usual treatment of Wenger is finally put aside. Though I fear that's unlikely.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    If we secured second spot mathematically wise then for sure most of the first team will get a rest in this game.
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    ----------------------DDG-----------------------------
    Darmian------Smalling--Jones---------------Young
    ---------------Matic------Herrera--------------------
    --------------------Pogba-----------------------------
    ---Mata-----------------------------------Sanchez
    ---------------------Lukaku--------------------------

    SUBS - Rashford (Mata), Martial (Sanchez), Fellaini (Pogba)

    Man United 3 - 0 Arsenal
    Mata, Lukaku, Martial
  18. Apr 21, 2018
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    Trizy Full Member

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    Our cup final isn't until the 19th of May and the league is all but wrapped up. Hope we go out and enjoy ourselves.

    Perhaps a youngster or two on the bench would be nice.
  19. Apr 21, 2018
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    DDG
    Darmian* Smalling Jones Young
    Herrera Matic Pogba
    Lingard Lukaku Sanchez
    * Valencia if fit
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    DDG

    Valencia Jones Smalling Young

    Pogba Matic Herrera

    Rashford Lukaku Sanchez

    I would quite like to see Lukaku dropped and an interchanging front three of Rashford, Sanchez and Martial. Doubt Jose will be so gung-ho though.
  21. Apr 21, 2018
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Give Wenger a lovely cheer before and after, but send his boys packing with one last smashing for old time's sake.
  22. Apr 21, 2018
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    Minimalist Full Member

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    Would be a real shame if we didn't give Wenger another comfortable defeat. It's what he's used to.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Would be nice if Sanchez scores against them. One last AFTV moment.
  24. Apr 21, 2018
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    Wengerscoat Banned

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    3-0 to United, as we will put out a very poor side due to EL, which considering how poor we are already is saying something.
  25. Apr 22, 2018
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    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

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    Be funny if Wenger got sent to the stands again
  26. Apr 22, 2018
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    Smash them for old times sake, give a proper send off for Wenger.

    3-0
  27. Apr 22, 2018
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    I can definitely see them fielding an under strength team, this fixture is sandwiched right in between both their Europa League matches. If they get past Atletico, they'll win the final no problem.
  28. Apr 22, 2018
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    Kapardin Full Member

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    Give a cheer for Wenger for respect's sake. Then twat them 8-2 for old times' sake.:D
  29. Apr 22, 2018
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    Catt The least positive person in match threads ever

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    We should win this and if we turn up we will.
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    Catt The least positive person in match threads ever

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    Of course :lol:
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    Jonno Full Member

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    The way we’ve been approaching big games recently I expect us to win this game without too much trouble.

    2-0
  32. Apr 22, 2018
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    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

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    Hopefully Atletico spank them on Thursday first.
  33. Apr 22, 2018
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    dove Full Member

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    Will be interesting to see what team will Wenger pick. He should probably rest some key players before the second leg against Atletico but on the other hand I am sure he doesn't want to risk being trashed.
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    Gerald G Full Member

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    De Gea
    Darmian--Smalling--Jones--Young
    Herrera--Matic--Pogba
    Sanchez--Lukaku--Martial/Rashford
  35. Apr 22, 2018
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    edgar allan Full Member

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    the way Arsenal have played away from home this year it is a stretch to call this a big game.
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    PoTMS Full Member

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    It has 0-1 Aubameyang written all over it. We're on our holidays until May 19 considering second place (and CL footy) is pretty much in the bag.
  37. Apr 22, 2018
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    I fear we won't be arsed with it.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    De gea
    Young Smalling Jones Shaw
    Matic
    Herrera Pogba
    Lingard Lukaku Sanchez
    Hope we get a nice big win. End the season strongly, no more set backs.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    :drool:
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    Minimalist Full Member

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    6 wins (out of 10) in the big six matches would be nice.
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