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

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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