Arsenal vs Manchester United (LIVE UPDATES): Wenger, Mourinho renew rivalry

Romelu Lukaku celebrates. Photograph: Dave Thompson/AP
Romelu Lukaku celebrates. Photograph: Dave Thompson/AP

The fierce rivalry that exists between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho will be reignited this evening as Arsenal take on Manchester United in the star fixture this week in the premier league.

This will be the 18th meeting between Wenger and Mourinho.

Though it is the Portuguese manager that has the clear upper hand in the overall meetings, Wenger enjoys the most recent winnings; beating Mourinho twice and now looking for a third consecutive home win on Saturday.

Arsenal will be without club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette when they welcome premier league rivals Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium, but another Alex in Nigeria’s Iwobi is expected to be in action.

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Team news

Alexandre Lacazette has made a surprise recovery from a groin injury to lead the Arsenal line against Manchester United at the Emirates this evening.

Here are lineups for both teams

Arsenal starting XI: Cech, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette.

Substitutes: Mertesacker, Wilshere, Giroud, Ospina, Iwobi, Welbeck, Coquelin.

Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo, Valencia, Pogba, Matic, Young, Lingard, Martial, Lukaku.

Substitutes: Mata, Blind, Rashford, Romero, Ander Herrera, Darmian, McTominay.


Kick off.. Arsenal get the game on


Manchester United win first corner


GOAL Manchester United scores through Valencia


Just four minutes into the game.. Arsenal already trailing..slack defending by the gunners


Alexis Sanchez wins a free kick for Arsenal


Kick taken but hits the Manchester United wall


Goal!! Jesse Lingard doubles United’s lead


Injury blow for Arsenal and Iwobi getting set to come in


It is on record that 21 – Antonio Valencia has never lost in any of the 21 previous Premier League games in which he has scored. Is it over for Arsenal already?


Good defending by United as Arsenal look to.reduce the deficit


Lacazette gets a touch to a Ramsey strike and loops the ball towards goal only to see it land on the roof of the net, although the linesman’s flag was raised.


Mesut Oezil from Arsenal passes the ball in the box, but it’s intercepted by an opponent


Surprisingly Arsenal have had 69% of possession compared to the away team’s 31%


Free kick to Arsenal but Ozil’s attempt headed out by Young


Chance.. Arsenal fluffed a glorious opportunity


ARSENAL almost punished by a counter attack by United but Cech makes the final save


SHOT.. Ozil with a low drive but De Gea makes the catch


Iwobi blasts the ball wide from the edge of United box.


Arsenal trying to walk in to United’s net.. not working so far though they have come pretty close


Sead Kolasinac releases a shot, it’s parried by David De Gea but he can’t hold onto it


Three minutes added time


Brave defending.. Lukaku almost scored an own goal


Half Time Arsenal 0-2 Manchester United


ARSENAL with 14 attempts and half of it on target have no goal to show for their efforts.. it Is yet to be seen if they will muster a comeback in the second half


Second half gets underway


GOAL.. Arsenal pull one back


Lacazette with the goal that has given Arsenal a huge lifeline


Fantastic shot by Iwobi and great save from De Gea


De Gea is phenomenal! Another double save


Ozil tries to whip in a cross but De Gea intercepts swiftly


Yellow card for United’s Rojo.. rash challenge on Sanchez


Matic on the turf after been headed by Koschenly


The Serbian is back in action


Xhaka gets a warning from the Referee after a challenge on Lingard


GOAL... Lingard gets his second goal and United’s third


Pogba with the assist and Mourinho no doubt is excited Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United


Martial taken out but seems unhappy


Herrera in a tactical switch


Second half possession.. Arsenal 77% while United with 23%


Yellow card for Arsenal man Bellerin


Red Card.. PAUL Pogba with a rash tackle on Bellerin


Pogba out of Manchester derby after that needlneedless tackle


Lingard leaves the field to be replaced by Matteo Darmian in a tactical substitution


Giroud also in for Kolasinac


Manchester United looking like they have parked the bus now


Another brilliant parry by De Gea


Arsenal penalty shout waved off .. complaints by Sanchez gets him a yellow card


Undisputed. DE Gea is man of the match


Five minutes added time


Chance… Aaron Ramsey shoots over the bar


Ashley young comes out for Rashford


Arsenal 33 attempts.. United 8


Full Time.. Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United



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