Arsenal ARS Nuno Tavares (3'), Saka (Pen 32'), Xhaka (70')
3-1 FT
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Premier League Gameweek 34
Apr 23, 2022 KO: 11:30

Arsenal - Man Utd

Emirates Stadium London
Referee: Craig Pawson
Nuno Tavares 3'  
Saka (Pen) 32'  
  34' Ronaldo
Xhaka 70'  

Match preview

How Arsenal and Man Utd could line up in crucial Premier League clash

Both Arsenal and Man Utd need a win as they chase a place in the top four in order to qualify for the Champions League next season

Arsenal host Manchester United at Saturday lunchtime in a potentially season-defining game for both teams.

The pair are in the hunt for fourth spot along with Tottenham Hotspur this season, but have faltered of late with inconsistent form.

Arsenal ended three consecutive league defeats with a crucial win over Chelsea in midweek, while Man Utd were comfortably beaten by a dominant Liverpool side.

Those results mean the two teams are now separated by three points in fifth and sixth, although Arsenal have in game in hand on the Old Trafford side.

With Erik ten Hag arriving in the summer, Man Utd arguably need a victory or their chances of playing Champions League football next season are effectively over.

Ralf Rangnick is still in charge now and after admitting as many as 10 players could be signed this transfer window, he could make several changes from the starting XI that were taken apart by a rampant Liverpool.

David de Gea's distribution came into question during the defeat, but he won't be replaced unless injury curtails his season so Dean Henderson will still be sat waiting in the wings.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka was handed a rare start against Jurgen Klopp's side but could drop out in order to facilitate a proper left-back in that position rather than a makeshift one in Diogo Dalot.

Phil Jones was also included in the starting XI at Anfield, but will drop out despite Raphael Varane's continued absence. The Frenchman and Eric Bailly could feature in the matchday squad, however.

Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof were both criticised in midweek but will be the starting duo again. Alex Telles should come in at left-back.

Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba are both leaving this summer, and the Frenchman appears to have played his last game for the club following his early injury against Liverpool.

Scott McTominay's return is therefore a huge boost and the Scot will feature alongside Matic in the double pivot.

The frontline will contain Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo returning after missing the Liverpool game following the tragic loss of his newborn boy.

As for Arsenal it'll remain much the same as their win over Chelsea on Wednesday night. The only likely change will be Cedric in for Rob Holding with Benjamin White moving back across into the middle of the back four.

Two-goal hero Eddie Nketiah will once again start through the middle.

Arsenal vs Man Utd Potential Starting XI's

Match statistics

Arsenal
Statistics
Man Utd
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
11
8
Draws
2
6
Losses
7
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
33
28
Goals Per Game
1.65
1.40
More > 2.5 Goals
10
8
More > 3 Goals
5
8
Scored First in a Match
11
12
Scored Both Halves
6
4
Won More > 1 Goal
6
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
21
26
Did Not Score
7
5
Both Teams Scored
8
12
Kept Clean Sheet
7
4
Won Without Conceding
5
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
16
14
Shots on Target
5.00
5.30
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.10
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.19
2.21
Penalties
0.15
0.00
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
9.45
12
Shots on Target Conceded
2.80
4.20
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.12
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.85
11
Yellow Cards
1.65
1.90
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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In suspension danger

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