THE biggest rivalry in the history of the Premier League will resume this afternoon as Manchester United take on Arsenal at Old Trafford.
The Gunners have lit up the Premier League with their incisive attacking and water-tight defence so far.
And Mikel Arteta’s side sit proudly atop the table this weekend, looking to make it six from six in the top flight.
It was the sixth game of the 2003-04 season when Arsenal drew 0-0 at Old Trafford and went on to finish the season undefeated – and now we are in the sixth game of this season.
If the North London side clinch victory it will be their finest start to a season since 1947-48 – when they went on to win the First Division title – and only Chelsea (twice), Newcastle, Manchester City and Liverpool have won their opening six Premier League games.
What time does Man Utd vs Arsenal kick off?
- Manchester United’s big clash with Arsenal will get underway from 4.30pm UK time on Sunday, September 4.
- The game will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester.
- The last time the two sides played, Arsenal came out on top 3-1 winners.
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
- Manchester United vs Arsenal will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football.
- You can live stream the action from the Sky Go or NOW TV apps, both of which are available to download from your mobile or tablet device.
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Mikel Arteta spoke of the injury Martin Odegaard picked up in the win over Villa.
“He got a bad kick,” he said.
“He was struggling. It was very recent, so we’ll have to see over the next few hours how he recovers.”
Aaron Ramsdale also picked up a thigh injury in the win, but he managed to play the full 90 minutes.
Arteta said: “I think he felt something, I don’t know what exactly. He managed to finish the game, but he’s another we’ll have to assess.”
Arsenal will be hopeful Oleksandr Zinchenko will be back for the United clash, having missed the last two with a knee sprain.
United could give Antony his debut after signing for £85million.
Manchester United could start Casemiro alongside Fred or Scott McTominay in deep midfield roles, if Erik ten Hag decides to play his tried-and-trusted 4-2-3-1.
Or he could opt for a better playmaker in Christian Eriksen instead of Fred.
Arsenal face a dilemma over whether to start Takehiro Tomiyasu or Ben White at right-back.
Meanwhile Oleksandr Zinchenko will have a late fitness test before Arteta decides on whether to play the Ukrainian or Kieran Tierney.
- Man Utd – 31/20
- Draw – 5/2
- Arsenal 17/10
*Odds courtesy of Betfair and correct at time of publication.