FA Premier League

Arsenal 2:0 Manchester United

Emirates Stadium

Kick-off
Sun, 7 May 2017 @ 4:00pm BST
Status

Closed

Discussion Your Lineup Prediction

  • Status
    Not open for further replies.

    Lucky McLuckerson

    The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
    Joined
    Nov 5, 2016
    Messages
    0
    ...VS



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




    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



    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



    Daniel Welbeck (at United 2001-2014)​


    Referee


    Andre Marriner.​
     

    Damien

    Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)
    Staff
    Joined
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages
    88,305
    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​
     

    charlenefan

    Far less insightful than the other Charley
    Joined
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages
    24,083
    Team should be...

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

    Subs: Romero, Tuanzebe, Bailly, Blind, Herrera, Rashford, Lingard
     

    Raw

    Full Member
    Joined
    Oct 31, 2013
    Messages
    23,730
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    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.
     

    Kush

    Full Member
    Joined
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages
    2,746
    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
    Darmian Jones Smalling Blind
    Carrick Herrera
    Mkhitaryan Mata Rooney
    Martial​
    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.
     

    AndyJ1985

    New Member
    Joined
    Apr 11, 2016
    Messages
    8,954
    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.
     

    Damien

    Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)
    Staff
    Joined
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages
    88,305
    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.
    Yeah, I changed it to Valencia & Darmian RB/LB though I'd prefer to rest Valencia to be honest. So important for us.
     

    Hojoon

    Full Member
    Joined
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages
    8,107
    I'd start a few coming back from injury (Smalling, Mata).
     

    LuisNaniencia

    Sky Sports called my bluff
    Joined
    May 22, 2010
    Messages
    9,165
    Location
    271.5 miles from Old Trafford
    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​
    Perfect but would really rather rest Val and Darmian. Young getting injured is a pain.
     

    Antisocial

    Has a Sony home cinema
    Joined
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages
    14,215
    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:
     

    AXVnee7

    Full Member
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2016
    Messages
    3,393
    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.
     

    Man-United

    Full Member
    Joined
    Dec 31, 2003
    Messages
    14,720
    Crap that Young got injured. He would have played here instead of Valencia i'm sure of. He needs the rest, Val.
     

    Witchking

    Full Member
    Joined
    May 16, 2010
    Messages
    3,577
    Location
    Angmar
    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.
     

    Klopper76

    "Did you see Fabinho against Red Star & Cardiff?"
    Joined
    Dec 15, 2015
    Messages
    13,446
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Supports
    Liverpool
    Paul Merson reckons this'll be 3-0 to Arsenal...yeah.
     

    Raoul

    Admin
    Staff
    Joined
    Aug 14, 1999
    Messages
    112,221
    Location
    Los Angeles
    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​
    Perfect lineup. Resting Pogba, Rashford, Bailly, and Blind for midweek.
     

    YouOnlyLiveTwice

    Full Member
    Joined
    Apr 27, 2014
    Messages
    4,953
    Bailly, Valencia, Pogba and Rashford should be rested.

    Make a team out of the rest. Don't care too much about this game tbh.
     

    Damien

    Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)
    Staff
    Joined
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages
    88,305
    Perfect but would really rather rest Val and Darmian. Young getting injured is a pain.
    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.
     

    Infra-red

    Full Member
    Joined
    May 4, 2010
    Messages
    9,190
    Location
    left wing
    No need whatsoever to play any of Bailly, Valencia, Pogba, Mkhitaryan or Martial/Rashford here. Pointless risking them.
     

    Cathy Ferguson

    Full Member
    Joined
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages
    3,002
    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.
     

    Bwuk

    Full Member
    Joined
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages
    13,164
    De Gea
    Valencia - Jones - Smalling - Darmian
    Carrick - Pogba
    Mkhi - Mata - Rooney
    Martial​
     

    flappyjay

    Full Member
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2016
    Messages
    3,536
    No need whatsoever to play any of Bailly, Valencia, Pogba, Mkhitaryan or Martial/Rashford here. Pointless risking them.
    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
     

    Rajma

    Full Member
    Joined
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages
    5,721
    Location
    Vilnius
    Managed to get hold off Arsenal away ticket, first proper away game. Feeling pumped for this one, hopefully, everyone puts in a good shift.
     

    bosnian_red

    Worst scout to ever exist
    Joined
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages
    39,101
    Location
    Canada
    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​
     

    AgentP

    Full Member
    Joined
    Jun 7, 2013
    Messages
    4,861
    Location
    Chennai
    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​
     

    manunited1919

    Full Member
    Joined
    Nov 26, 2015
    Messages
    3,413
    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​
    We need to rest players, including Valencia, Darmian and Herrera. Get some young ones in their place.
     

    flappyjay

    Full Member
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2016
    Messages
    3,536
    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
     

    The Man Himself

    asked for a tagline change and all I got was this.
    Joined
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages
    22,108
    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.
     

    EvilIrwin

    Full Member
    Joined
    Mar 22, 2013
    Messages
    655
    Location
    England
    No need whatsoever to play any of Bailly, Valencia, Pogba, Mkhitaryan or Martial/Rashford here. Pointless risking them.
    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​
     

    manunited1919

    Full Member
    Joined
    Nov 26, 2015
    Messages
    3,413
    What if City or Liverpool feck up before we play?
    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.
     

    AndyJ1985

    New Member
    Joined
    Apr 11, 2016
    Messages
    8,954
    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.
    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.
     

    manunited1919

    Full Member
    Joined
    Nov 26, 2015
    Messages
    3,413
    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.
    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.
     

    ChaddyP

    Full Member
    Joined
    Apr 29, 2011
    Messages
    12,302
    Location
    Jamaica
    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
     
    Status
    Not open for further replies.
Post-match discussion

Player Ratings

4.9 Total Average Rating

Highest Rated Player

Lowest Rated Player

Compiled from 417 ratings.

Score Predictions

250,107,166
  • Man Utd win
  • Arsenal win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 22% Arsenal 1:1 Man Utd
  • 18% Arsenal 1:2 Man Utd
  • 14% Arsenal 0:1 Man Utd
  • 9% Arsenal 0:2 Man Utd
  • 7% Arsenal 0:0 Man Utd
  • 7% Arsenal 2:0 Man Utd
  • 6% Arsenal 2:1 Man Utd
  • 3% Arsenal 1:0 Man Utd
  • 2% Arsenal 1:3 Man Utd
  • 2% Arsenal 2:2 Man Utd
  • 2% Arsenal 3:0 Man Utd
  • 2% Arsenal 0:5 Man Utd
  • 1% Arsenal 3:1 Man Utd
  • 1% Arsenal 2:3 Man Utd
  • 1% Arsenal 0:3 Man Utd
  • 1% Arsenal 5:0 Man Utd
  • 1% Arsenal 0:4 Man Utd
  • 0% Arsenal 3:2 Man Utd
  • 0% Arsenal 2:4 Man Utd
  • 0% Arsenal 4:1 Man Utd
Compiled from 523 predictions.
Show more results Score Predictions League Table