In News by Naijatweet Staff on the 06th, December, 2018

Man United Vs Arsenal (LIVE UPDATES): Red Devils face tough test against Gunners

Man United Vs Arsenal (LIVE UPDATES): Red Devils face tough test against Gunners


These are not the best of times for Manchester United as they host an in-form Arsenal team at the Old Trafford in one of the midweek English Premier League fixtures.

United have recorded just 12 points from a possible 21 in their last set of games and it is believed in some quarters that Jose Mourinho is on the brink of a sack

United are currently languishing in the eighth position on the log and are also eight points adrift of the Gunners who on their part have been enjoying a good run of form under the reign of Unai Emery.

After losses against traditional top Four teams, Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal got it right against their London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, over the weekend and they would be hoping to sustain the tempo against United.

In their last three visits to Old Trafford, Arsenal have drawn once and lost twice.

It is yet to be seen if Mourinho’s men will use Arsenal to revive their season or it is Alex Iwobi and his teammates that would compound the woes of United.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates…

Kickoff is 9 p.m.


Team News… Iwobi starts at Old Trafford

ARSENAL XI: Leno; Sokratis, Mustafi, Holding; Bellerin, Torreira, Guendouzi, Kolasinac; Ramsey, Iwobi, Aubameyang

ARSENAL SUBSTITUTES: Cech, Lichtsteiner, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Nketiah, Lacazette

MANCHESTER UNITED XI: De Gea; Bailly, Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Dalot, Herrera, Matic, Darmian; Lingard, Rashford, Martial

MANCHESTER UNITED SUBSTITUTES:Romero, Valencia, Fellaini, Mata, McTominay, Pogba, Lukaku


Kick off at Old Trafford

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Arsenal win first throw in


Rashford shoots on target but no goal for United


Corner kick for United


Arsenal get some reprieve as they win free kick


Great defending by United as Aubameyang fails to get a through pass


Martial with the second shot on target for United.. Arsenal yet to get any


Arsenal passing has been awful so far


Great defending by United as Aubameyang fails to get a through pass


Mustafi with the goal for Arsenal and Martial with the equaliser for Manchester United


Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) gets a yellow card.


Arsenal have not won at Old Trafford in the Premier League since 2006, although they did prevail in an FA Cup tie as recently as 2015.


Fifth yellow card of the game goes to Matic


Aaron Ramsey appears injured


Ramsey back but limping


Still 1-1 at Old Trafford


Manchester United awarded a free kick in their own half.


There will be three minutes of added-on time.


Half Time Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal


Both sides have had their moments and being level is probably fair at this stage.


Second half resumes


Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken the place of injured Ramsey


Another injury scare for Arsenal as Toreirra appears to have a knock


The Uruguayan enforcer is back on his feet. Remember that Arsenal only have one more substitution.


Sixty Minutes at Old Trafford and it still 1-1


Play has been temporarily suspended for attention to Anthony Martial for Manchester United who is writhing in pain on the pitch.


Martial cant continue and Romelu Lukaku comes in for the French man

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Alex Iwobi goes off as Lacazzete comes in for the Nigerian star


More worries for Arsenal as Mustafi appears injured… The Gunners have completed their substitions


GOALLLL!! Arsenal back in front


Lacazette gets it in


GOALLL… United back in


Jesse Lingard gets the equaliser with a simple tap-in


Man Utd Sub: Fellaini has come in for Marcus Rojo


Great save by De Gea as Aubameyang is denied a chance to score


United make a third change and Pogba is on for Lingard


Arsenal are showing the greater intent to win this match but it is giving United more space at the back


Ball in the net but no goal for Arsenal


Four minutes added time


The match at Old Trafford briefly interrupted for a check on Stephan Lichtsteiner, who is down injured.


FULL TIME Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal




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