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28 min That became as unhealthy, if no longer worse, as Virgil van Dijk's tackle on Amadou Onana yesterday.

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27 min Lokonga leaves one on Fernandes, a naughty, studs-up challenge that isn't noticed with the aid of the referee. That may still be as a minimum a yellow card, probably extra, but I don't believe VAR are taking a look at it.

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26 min some thing the rights and wrongs of VAR, Arsenal are dominating this game now. United are struggling to cope with the movement of Jesus in certain.

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25 min Martinez pulled out of the challenge at the ultimate 2d, then Saka stood on the ball and fell over. Martinez perceived to make slight contact with Saka's heel, even though now not satisfactory for the referee or VAR to have an interest. I DON'T recognize any longer.

24 min Arsenal appeal unsuccessfully for a penalty after a dangerous challenge via Martinez on Saka. United spoil and Saliba is booked for a foul on Sancho.

25 min "I remember why that aim became chalked off," says James Hupp, "however the push Tierney disregarded turned into additionally precisely the variety of contact that refs have been urged to look previous all the way through the average run of play to 'let the game movement'. Does letting all that occur after which pulling back to evaluation the leg contact in outstanding VAR aspect truly let it stream more advantageous than blowing up the rush within the first vicinity would have?"

That's a good element. It's all just a little of a mess, isn't it, and an increasingly tedious one.

24 min in the final 10 minutes, so because the disallowed intention pretty lots, Arsenal have had 61 per cent of the possession.

22 min Rashford finds Antony in area on the appropriate. He cuts inside, 25 yards out, and curls high and extensive of the some distance publish. thus far he has been a little overeager, notwithstanding he did produce one beautiful backflick that eventually led to United's most efficient possibility.

20 min a really deep nook from Saka is headed broad with the aid of the backpedalling Jesus.

19 min Saka roasts Malacia on the appropriate, receives into the enviornment and slides the ball towards Jesus on the close submit. Varane nips in entrance to clear.

18 min Even disallowed dreams can alternate games – Arsenal, who have been on the back foot for the first 12 minutes, have dominated the ball due to the fact Martinelli's aim turned into ruled out.

16 min The Arsenal case is that, even though it doubtless turned into a foul by way of Odegaard, it wasn't a clear and obtrusive error and hence the aim may still were given. Oh I don't understand, I'm all VARed out.

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15 min "Why do individuals understand Ten Hag as younger when handiest 4 managers are older than him?" says Nelson Chiwara. "He's statistically highly out and a spry fifty two."

Novelty, I think. That and, as I've always insisted, being bald takes 10 years off you.

NO purpose! Man Utd 0-0 Arsenal

Maritn Odegaard is waving his hands in disbelief, and Mikel Arteta has his fingers over his face. Arsenal had been robbed many times at old Trafford through the years; I'm now not bound they've been robbed here.

14 min: The referee is going to the display screen. Odegaard's knee got here throughout Eriksen, which is what Paul Tierney is calling at.

United are attractive for a foul on Eriksen. He changed into robbed via Odegaard on the midway line, with Saka identifying up the unfastened ball. Saka sliced United open with a devastating move to Martinelli, who roared away from Dalot and beat De Gea with aplomb.

I suppose it's a foul with the aid of Odegaard, though whether it's a clear and obtrusive error is a different remember.

aim! Man Utd 0-1 Arsenal (Martinelli 12)

A ruthless damage from Arsenal!

Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Martinelli (C) ratings, but the purpose is soon dominated out for a foul. photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty images

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eleven min Man Utd have had eighty five per cent of the possession up to now. Sancho teases White on the left side of the area and makes room for a low shot that's pushed away at the close post via Ramsdale.

9 min: possibility for Saliba! Xhaka's cross hits a defender and rolls invitingly in opposition t Saliba on the edge of the area. He opens his physique and sidefoots over the bar. That changed into a beautiful first rate chance, however he had a few defenders charging against him.

8 min: possibility for Eriksen! Antony produces a classy flick behind his standing leg to discover Dalot, who whips a first-time move beyond the some distance put up. Eriksen meets it on the volley together with his left foot but slices it broad of purpose. It became a clumsy possibility, which came to came at thigh height.

8 min Jesus is ok to continue. Play resumes with an uncontested drop ball.

6 min McTominay wins the ball excessive up the box from Jesus, who bangs his head in opposition t the turf as he falls. The referee stops play, rightly, although United aren't satisfied.

6 min Antony's first contribution is a pass that doesn't beat the primary man. It's been quiet beginning.

5 min "As a real neutral when it comes to English club football, I'm looking forward to this one," says Simon McMahon. "Two of the excellent names of English football. young, dynamic managers. celebrity studded line-ups. Plus Scott McTominay. Roy Keane in the studio. VAR. B-film or no longer, it's gonna be fun."

four min Xhaka hooks a protracted-latitude shot that hits McTominay on the fringe of the area.

2 min Dalot's cutback from the left side of the area (don't ask) is reduce out by using Xhaka. Arsenal smash and Martinez flattens Jesus close the byline. He likely may still were booked for that.

1 min Peep peep! Manchester United kick off from left to right as we watch. each teams are taking part in four-2-three-1 as anticipated.

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The avid gamers are out, the atmosphere is active. It's time for Manchester United v Arsenal, part 237 (now not counting the Mercantile credit score Centenary Trophy remaining of 1988).

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Manchester United v Arsenal: a classic Premier League rivalry. So say every body, however the hatred precedes the daybreak of soccer in 1992. It begun, fairly a whole lot, with an unlucky tangle of legs on an icy pitch in February 1983.

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Erik ten Hag speaks

Eeesh, Brighton have crushed Leicester 5-2; they stay fourth, Leicester backside. try the reaction here:

There are some doubtlessly belting contests during this suit, but Bukayo Saka v Tyrell Malacia and Gabriel Jesus v Lisandro Martínez seem in particular tasty. Saka hasn't started the season that neatly, which definitely augurs well for Arsenal – it shows they can cope with out him, and that they could still get an awful lot superior – whereas Malacia has been extraordinarily surprising. Saka will are looking to draw him in then spin away, that being anything he does neatly and Malacia's aggression now and again verging on the rash – even though his restoration pace can nonetheless get him out of challenge.

Jesus, meanwhile, turned into exactly the variety pf participant Arsenal necessary and he's begun the season fidgeting with so plenty confidence. however in Martínez, he meets a player as agile and artful, in unbelievable kind. i will be able to't wait to see how this one goes.

United, meanwhile, will doubtless play as they did in opposition t Liverpool, sitting in a mid-block and leaping into motion after they think the ball may also be received. The difference this time is that, with Antony on one side and Jadon Sancho on the other, they've two wingers coming interior, which might aid them establish some midfield handle – I'm certain it'll be a part of the plan. They'll additionally wish to make the most the house in at the back of Arsenal's again four and may, you'd consider, give it a sterner examination than it's faced so far this season.

searching more carefully at the match-up, Arsenal are plenty nearer to the place their manager desires them to be than are United. They'll appear to press United high – in response, David de Gea may additionally neatly hump his goalkicks long to take that out of the equation – with Odegaard and Xhaka, their two number 8s, enjoying excessive up the pitch.

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As for Arsenal, their damage doubts – Aaron Ramsdale, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Martin Odegaard – all play, notwithstanding Thomas Partey continues to be absent. They're make one chance from the midweek win over Villa, the aforementioned Zinchenko in for Tierney, as they searching for a sixth consecutive win.

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United make one exchange to the group that eked out a win at Leicester – Erik ten Hag is unable to withstand the temptation to delivery Antony, who comes in for Anthony Elanga. He does, though, continue without Casemiro, saved on the bench via the respectable work Scott McTominay has put in these days. It makes some sense, I feel, however no longer as tons as doing the reverse.

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Manchester United (four-2-3-1/four-three-three): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; McTominay, Eriksen, Fernandes; Antony, Sancho, Rashford. Subs: Heaton, Dubravka, Lindelof, Maguire, Ronaldo, Fred, Casemiro, Shaw, Elanga.

Arsenal (four-3-three): Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Lokonga, Xhaka, Odegaard; Saka, Martinelli, Jesus. Subs: Turner, Tierney, Smith Rowe, Nketiah, keeping, Cedric, Tomiyasu, Vieira, Marquinhos.

Referee: Paul Tierney (Salford)

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to a couple the query is rhetorical, to others interrogative: how first rate are Arsenal? We should still get an answer soon adequate. 4 of Arsenal's subsequent seven video games are in opposition t massive Six teams, after which we'll have an honest idea no matter if they're critical contenders for the exact 4, the excellent two or even the right one.

They've had a perfect beginning to the season – 5 games, five wins - and may reside true inspite of what happens these days. There probably hasn't been such optimism on the Emirates on the grounds that the iciness of 2015-16. but for now there's an asterisk in opposition t Arsenal's flying start, as their wins have come towards the groups in 10th, 13th, 15th, seventeenth and 20th. while we shouldn't always announce that nowadays is the real quiz, it's actually their largest verify of the season so far.

ancient Trafford is a spot where Arsenal commonly experience extreme emotions – the Battles of 1986, 1990 and 2003, clinching the Double in 2002, the forty nine-and-out theft of 2004, the eight-2, the Overmars video game, the false coming-of-age in 2020 and the leisure. Arsene Wenger even coined a phrase, "historic Traffordish", to describe some of the selections that went in opposition t Arsenal.

at the turn of the century this changed into the choicest online game in English, probably world football. For the ultimate decade, let's be sincere, it has been a B-checklist fixture. nevertheless it's still Manchester United v Arsenal, and come the first whistle we'll all be salivating.

Kick off 4.30pm.

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