Everything you need to know as Arsenal meet Manchester United in a blockbuster Premier League clash
Casemiro is suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season against Crystal Palace on Wednesday – as Erik ten Hag’s resurgent side dropped points for the first time in six Premier League matches.
It meant they missed the chance to cut the gap to Arsenal to six points ahead of this afternoon’s clash – as Mikel Arteta’s side continue to set a blistering pace at the top of the table.
Victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby last week was a further statement of their title credentials and a further win over third-placed United would see the Gunners reach the halfway stage with 50 points.
When is Arsenal vs Manchester United?
The match will kick off at 4:30pm GMT on Sunday 22 January.
How can I watch it and is there a live stream?
It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage following the match between Leeds and Brentford. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription. We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.
What is the team news?
Arsenal’s new signing Leandro Trossard could be involved as the Gunners are hopeful the former Brighton forward was registered before the Friday deadline, but Mikel Arteta is unlikely to change a winning team. Gabriel Jesus remains out but Eddie Nkeitah has been excellent in his absence.
Manchester United will be without the suspended Casemiro – who picked up his fifth booking of the season against Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Fred or Scott McTominay will compete for a place alongside Christian Eriksen in midfield.
Elsewhere, Diogo Dalot and Anthony Martial are doubts, which means Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Wout Weghorst – who made his debut at Selhurst Park – could keep their places in the team.
Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xkaha, Odegaard; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli
Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Fred, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst