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Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney has scored more goals against Arsenal than any other player in Premier League history (11) and has found the net in all three of his FA Cup appearances against Arsenal. Getty Images

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT. Live coverage is available on BBC One and BBC One HD. Radio commentary of the game is available on BBC Radio 5Live.


Arsenal will hope to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for the first time since 2006 when they face each other in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Monday night.

The Gunners have lost 11 and won just one of their last 15 games against the Red Devils, making Louis van Gaal's team favourites going into the game.

Manchester United come into this game on the back of a last gasp win over Newcastle United and will hope to continue their good run against long time rivals Arsenal.

Apart from Robin van Persie, the Dutch manager has a fully fit squad to choose from with Radamel Falcao tipped to return to the starting lineup and lead the line alongside Wayne Rooney.

Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud has scored seven and assisted four goals in his 11 FA Cup appearances.

Meanwhile, Arsenal also come into the game on the back of a tough win over London rivals Queens Park Rangers and Arsene Wenger will be keen to overturn the dreadful record his team has against the Red Devils.

The FA Cup holders will be keen to retain their title and become the first team in England to win the trophy 12 times. Both Arsenal and United are currently tied on 11 wins apiece.

Wenger does have some injury concerns ahead of the game with Gabriel being the latest casualty after he picked up a hamstring injury during the game against QPR.

Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy are all certainly out, but Nacho Monreal and Wojciech Szczesny could make the squad after a late test.

This is the 14th meeting between the two sides in the FA Cup with Arsenal winning six and United seven in their previous 13 encounters.

What managers say

Louis van Gaal: "Arsenal and United are now in third and fourth place, so it is a big event with two good teams. I hope we can give a fantastic match for the fans. I think if we beat them it is a big blow for them, but if they beat us it is a big blow for us. It is very important game, not only for the FA Cup but also for the (Premier League) rat race."

Arsene Wenger: "You go there and I don't expect any weakness from Man United. I know that if we want to qualify, we have to produce a strong performance. They have lost two games in 22 so if you want to beat them, you have to produce a performance."

Betting odds (

  • Arsenal to win: 19/10
  • Draw: 27/11
  • Manchester United to win: 16/11

Team news

Manchester United

Possible XI: De Gea; Smalling, Evans, Rojo; Valencia, Herrera, Blind, Young; Rooney, Di Maria; Falcao.

  • Doubtful: Shaw (hamstring)
  • Injured: Van Persie (ankle)
  • Suspended: None


Possible XI: Szczesny; Gibbs, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Bellerin; Cazorla, Coquelin, Ramsey; Ozil, Giroud, Sanchez.

  • Doubtful: Monreal (back), Szczesny (virus)
  • Injured: Wilshere (ankle), Flamini (hamstring), Gabriel (hamstring), Arteta (calf/ankle), Debuchy (shoulder), Diaby (muscular, unknown)
  • Suspended: None