With contrasting fortunes on the continent in midweek, the Red Devils and the Gunners face off with a potential of a top four spot at stake
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his side beat the odds against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes to overturn a two-goal first leg deficit and reach the final eight, thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.
A sending-off for Sokratis compounded a poor night on the continent on Thursday – and with United a point ahead of them in the race for the top four, the North London club will have to recover their wits quickly if they hope to inflict a first domestic defeat upon Solskjaer at the Emirates Stadium.
|Game||Arsenal vs Manchester United|
|Date||Sunday, March 10|
|Time||4:30pm GMT / 11:30am ET|
|Stream ( US only)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|Telemundo Deportes En Vivo||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. It can be streamed on the Sky Go app.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Cech, Leno, Martinez|
|Defenders||Koscielny, Lichtsteiner, Jenkinson, Kolasinac, Medley, Pleguezuelo, Mustafi|
|Midfielders||Elneny, Ramsey, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Willock|
|Forwards||Ozil, Iwobi, Lacazette, Saka, Aubameyang, Nketiah, Suarez, Mkhitaryan|
Arsenal will still be able to call on Sokratis despite his red card on Thursday, as his ban will only apply to European games, while Alexandre Lacazette returns after missing out on Thursday.
They will however be without Lucas Torreira, who will serve a domestic suspension after his late red card against Tottenham last weekend.
Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both return to the lineup after the pair were benched for the game against Spurs.
Arsenal starting XI: Leno; Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal; Kolasinac, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey; Aubameyang, Ozil, Lacazette.
|Position||Man Utd squad|
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Grant, Romero|
|Defenders||Lindelof, Bailly, Smalling, Rojo, Young, Dalot, Shaw, Williams|
|Midfielders||Pogba, Fred, Garner, Gomes, McTominay, Pereira|
|Forwards||Chong, Greenwood, Lukaku, Rashford|
With his suspension only applicable to the Champions League, Paul Pogba returns for an injury-struck United following his absence in midweek.
Nemanja Matic returns to the line-up from injury, while Anthony Martial is fit enough for the bench.
Alexis Sanchez, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, and Ander Herrera are all still missing.
Man Utd starting XI: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, Matic, Fred; Dalot, Rashford, Lukaku.
Betting & Match Odds
Arsenal are slight 6/5 favourites to win this match with bet365 . Manchester United can be backed at 21/10, while the draw is priced at 5/2.
It’s been a week of contrasting fortunes in Europe for two giants of the English game, with the highs and lows shared between Manchester United and Arsenal on the continent in the past few days.
Both sides headed to France to face off with Ligue 1 opposition in different competitions – and both saw the odds upset, for better and worse respectively.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side wrote arguably their finest piece of European history this decade when they overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit to knock one-time favourites Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League and seal a quarter-final berth for the first time in five years.
Unai Emery’s team saw a shock loss against Rennes derail their hopes as they were reduced to 10 men following Sokratis’ sending-off, with a Nacho Monreal own goal contributing to a disastrous result.
The Gunners face a tough task to flip the script back home on Thursday, but they first must return their attention to domestic matters as the Red Devils come visiting at the Emirates Stadium.
A single point separates the two in the Premier League, where United sit just inside the top four a thread ahead of their hosts.
With the prize of Champions League football at stake, both sides will be expected to deliver in a game that rarely fails to entertain – but for Solskjaer, it could prove to be the proverbial icing on a rather big cake.
Speculation mounts that the Norwegian, ostensibly still on loan from Molde, will be handed the keys to Old Trafford on a full-time basis following his sensational spell in charge.
In the wake of their win in Paris, United players paid tribute again to the 46-year-old’s impact as they celebrated alongside former manager Sir Alex Ferguson and club legend Eric Cantona.
Romelu Lukaku, whose brace helped his side on their way to victory, was effusive in his praise, stating that he fully expects Solskjaer to remain .
“I know he’s going to stay. There’s no doubt about that,” the Belgiuminternational said.
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“He wants to stay. The players want him to stay. We’re doing really well. We’re playing like Manchester United should play and he’s a young coach with young players as well.”
Defender Luke Shaw also added that he expected to see Solskjaer be handed the role on a full-time basis, adding: “I don’t think I need to say much. After all these results, it looks certain.
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