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Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud
Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud [Reuters]

Arsenal take on Manchester United in the most awaited midweek Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

Where to Watch Live

The kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live Coverage will be available on BT Sport 1. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:35pm GMT.


Arsenal will be looking to get back to winning ways after suffering a 5-1 mauling at the hands of Liverpool in their previous league fixture at Anfield last Saturday.

The north London club needed a penalty spot to score their goal after Steven Gerrard fouled Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain inside the box. Mikel Arteta made no mistake from 12-yards to hand his side a consolation in the second-half after trailing the game by five goals.

Arsene Wenger's side currently sit second in the table with 55 points after 25 matches, two points behind league leaders Chelsea. The Gunners sacrified the first place to the Blues last weekend, but now have a chance to reclaim the spot after the west London club failed to beat West Bromwich Albion in their league clash on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, United have witnessed a poor start to 2014 and have won only two matches out of nine played in all competitions this year. In their last league game, the Red Devils had to share the spoils with Fulham at Old Trafford courtesy of a 2-2 draw last Sunday.

Steve Sidwell helped the away side to a lead in the first-half. David Moyes' side had to wait till the 78th minute for a goal which came from close range finish by Robin van Persie. The equaliser was then followed by Michael Carrick's shot as it deflected away from Maarten Stekelenburg inside the net, much to the delight of the home crowd.

Juan Mata and Robin van Persie
Juan Mata and Robin van Persie [Reuters]

However, the smiles were not to last as Darren Bent headed Fulham's second goal late in the injury time to ensure the Cottagers gained a point on the weekend.

The Glaswegian will be rooting for his side to do the double over Arsenal, having already registered a 1-0 victory during the reverse fixture at home in November last year. Former Gunners' striker Van Persie scored the only goal of the game with a header in the first-half to seal three points for the reigning English champions.

What Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "After a big disappointment like that [against Liverpool] you always sit there, thinking, 'Do I make five or six changes or do I give them a chance to show it was just an accident?' And most of the time you give the players a chance, especially if they have done well before. It is a good opportunity to respond straight away and that is what we want to do. I can talk and talk and talk, [but] it is action that will decide that."

David Moyes: "We'll always try to get a good result against them. We got a good result against them at Old Trafford earlier on in the season and we'll try to do the same again. I think we've played better in several games, but in that one we got the one goal and that sometimes makes the difference. We are a top side and hopefully we'll go and show that. We'll play well and do everything we can to pick up all three points."

Odds by 888Sport

Game to finish as a draw – Industry best 13/5


  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to score at any time – Industry best 4/1

Manchester United

  • Juan Mata to score at any time – Industry best 4/1
  • Adnan Januzaj to score at any time – Industry best 41/10
  • Antonio Valencia to score at any time – Industry best 9/1
  • Juan Mata to score the first goal of the game – Industry best 23/2
  • Ashley Young to score the first goal of the game – Industry best 16/1

Team Form

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger [Reuters]


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W D W W
  • Last Result: Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D L W L L
  • Last Result: Manchester United 2-2 Fulham

Team Guide


  • Injured: Aaron Ramsey (thigh), Kim Kallstrom (back), Thomas Vermaelen (calf), Abou Diaby (knee), Theo Walcott (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Mathieu Flamini

Probable Lineup: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Wilshere; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Cazorla; Giroud

Manchester United

  • Injured: Jonny Evans (calf)
  • Doubtful: Marouane Fellaini (groin),Phil Jones(concussion)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Fletcher; Mata, Rooney, Young; Van Persie