Predict how Arsenal vs Manchester United will play today

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Manchester United have the chance to make a further statement about their progress under Erik ten Hag as they visit Premier League leaders Arsenal today.

Arsenal set a blistering pace at the top of the league in the first half of the season, but Ten Hag’s side have matched their form in recent weeks, even as a run of nine consecutive wins in all competitions came to an end with a Wednesday draw at Crystal Palace.

United beat rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford last weekend to take part in the title talk – though Arsenal extended their lead to eight points when they beat Tottenham in the North London derby on Sunday.

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Manchester City beat Spurs on Wednesday to cut Arsenal’s lead – and in the next reverse match, Arsenal will host Manchester United in a blockbuster clash at the Emirates.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is Arsenal vs Manchester United?

The game kicks off on Sunday, January 22 at 4:30 PM GMT.

How can I watch it and is there a live stream?

It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with post-game coverage between Leeds and Brentford. If you’re not a Sky customer, you can grab a NOWTV day pass here to watch without a subscription. We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow it to influence our content. These revenues help fund journalism in TBEN.

What’s the team news?

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Arsenal’s new signing Leandro Trossard could be involved as the Gunners hope the former Brighton striker was registered before Friday’s TBEN, but Mikel Arteta is unlikely to turn a winning side. Gabriel Jesus remains out, but Eddie Nkeitah has been outstanding in his absence.

Manchester United will have to do without the suspended Casemiro, who received his fifth yellow card of the season against Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Fred or Scott McTominay will compete for a spot alongside Christian Eriksen in midfield.

Elsewhere, Diogo Dalot and Anthony Martial are doubters, allowing Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Wout Weghorst – who debuted at Selhurst Park – to retain their place in the team.

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Predicted Setups

Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xkaha, Odegaard; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Fred, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; awayhorst

Opportunities

Arsenal: 10/11

Draw: 35/12

Manchester United: 33/10

Prediction

Casemiro’s absence could prove crucial for Manchester United and give Martin Odegaard more freedom to control play in the center of the field. Arsenal’s defense from counter-attacks will also be key given Marcus Rashford’s form. However, Arsenal are a more complete team at the moment and home field advantage will be crucial if they pull off a narrow victory. Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United