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Match Preview: Manchester United v Arsenal

Manchester United v Arsenal live stream: How to watch Premier League – kick-off time, team news, TV channel and radio coverage
Old Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal face off this weekend in a blockbuster top-flight clash. Both sides have had mixed campaigns to date and sit in the bottom half of the table going into the match. United drew 0-0 with Chelsea last Saturday but have shown some great form in Europe recently. Arsenal, meanwhile, have lost three of their last four in the league, including last Sunday’s defeat to Leicester.

Date and kick-off time This match will be held at Old Trafford on Sunday, November 1 and will kick-off at 4:30pm. This fixture finished 1-1 last season after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cancelled out Scott McTominay’s opener. Arsenal did win 2-0 at home against United on New Year’s Day.

The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports from 4pm and follow their coverage of Newcastle v Everton. Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices. If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.

Team news 

Man United remain without Anthony Martial as he sits out the final match of his suspension. Alex Telles has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in self-isolation while Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard remain sidelined. Edinson Cavani could make his first Premier League start. Arsenal defender Rob Holding, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers are still out while David Luis is doubtful. 

Mikel Arteta will have to decide which of his attacking options to start but summer signing Thomas Partey should keep his place in midfield. Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos were not included in the Gunners’25-man Premier League squad.

Match stats and facts

  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 13 home league games against Arsenal (W8 D5) since a 0-1 loss in September 2006.
  • Arsenal have won two of their last three Premier League games against Man Utd (D1), as many as they had in their previous 15 against them (W2 D5 L8). Indeed, Arsenal are unbeaten in their last four league games against Man Utd, last having a longer such run against them between 1989-1992 (5 games).
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 29 home league games against Arsenal in games in which they’ve scored (W21 D8), last losing when scoring at home to the Gunners back in November 1977 (1-2).
  • Manchester United are winless in their three home league games so far this season (D1 L2), last failing to win any of their first four at Old Trafford in 1972-73. In fact, the Red Devils are winless in their last five league games at home, their longest such run since February 1990 (6).
  • Arsenal have averaged just 8.8 shots per game and scored 1.3 goals-per-game in the Premier League in 2020-21. It’s their lowest shots-per-game average in a single PL campaign since 1997-98 (when the data is available), while it’s their lowest goals-per-game average since 1995-96 (1.29).
  • Manchester United have the best win percentage (54% – 152 of 280) and points-per-game ratio (1.9) of any Premier League team when playing on Sunday (min. 3 games).
  • Manchester United have lost just two of their last 19 matches in the Premier League (W11 D6), although both defeats have come in the last five games and against London-based teams (Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur).
  • Mikel Arteta is looking to become just the second manager in Arsenal’s history to win both of their first two games against Manchester United, after Herbert Chapman in 1925-26. The last Gunners manager to win their first away game against the Red Devils was Billy Wright in May 1963.
  • Since scoring twice against Arsenal on his Premier League debut in February 2016, Marcus Rashford hasn’t netted in any of his last nine games against them in all competitions, including five starts in this run.
  • Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has gone five league matches without a goal for the first time since November 2014, while playing for Borussia Dortmund. During this five-game streak, the striker has attempted only five shots in total and failed to land a shot on target on three occasions.

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