Arsenal vs Manchester United Live Stream and Highlights
Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview:
Date: April 28, 2013; Time 4:00 PM BST;
Venue: Emirates Stadium — London.
The champions will try to guard their honour at the Emirates. Robin van Persie returns to his old home field for the first time since he joined the Red Devils, while the Gunners have their own goals for this game. Arsenal are in need of points to finish in to 4 to play in the Champions League. Manchester United have already won the title, but are still looking to reach a record total points in the end of the season.
Arsenal goes 3rd in the Premier League with 63 points from 34 games, winning 18, drawing 9 and losing 7 so far this season. The Gunners are 1 point ahead of Chelsea and 2 ahead of Tottenham, but they have one game more played. They have been on a great run lately with 4 wins and 1 draw from last five games. They need to win at least 3 of their last 4 to keep a top 4 spot. Last five home games the Gunners have finished with 1 loss, 3 wins and 1 draw. Last weekend they won Fulham 0-1 away from home. A win here would make them big favourites to stay in top 4.
Manchester United stands at the top of the EPL table with 84 points from 34 games, having 27 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses so far this season. The Red devils have already won the title last week after a 3-0 win over Aston Villa and currently are 16 points ahead of 2nd-placed Man City. Their present form has seen 2 loses, 1 draw and 2 wins from last five games. Last five away matches the Red Devils have finished with 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. Their form was not great in recent weeks, but they are still on for a total record points (96 points).
Arsene Wenger could play without Mikel Arteta due to an ankle injury. So, Wilshere probably will play alongside Aaron Ramsey in midfield. Tomas Rosicky will be given a free role behind the forward and Santi Cazorla. Olivier Giroud has a three-match ban for a red card, so Theo Walcott, Gervinho or Lukas Podolski will lead the attacking line.
Sir Alex Ferguson could rotate his squad after winning the title. Jonny Evans has a little injury, so Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic will both return to the start. Phil Jones could play in midfield. Michael Carrick could be rested. Danny Welbeck, Chicharito, Tom Cleverley and Nani are expected from the start.
Arsenal line-up: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Wilshere, Walcott, Rosicky, Cazorla, Podolski.
Last three matches:
Fulham 0 – Arsenal 1;
Arsenal 0 – Everton 0;
Arsenal 3 – Norwich City 1.
Manchester United line-up: De Gea, Rafael, Vidic, Ferdinand, Buttner, Cleverley, Jones, Welbeck, Kagawa, Nani, Chicharito.
Last three matches:
Man Utd. 3 – Aston Villa 0;
West Ham 2 – Man Utd. 2;
Stoke 0 – Man Utd. 2.