11 February, 2014 - 09:57

Premier League fixtures: Arsenal vs Manchester United and more

Arsenal take on Manchester United at Emirates, but the clash has an unusual touch this time around.

Arsenal vs Manchester United
It has long been an exquisite performance, staged by Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson, but after the great Scot had retired last May, The Gunners are in the title race and The Red Devils are struggling to get in the race for a top-four finish. Last weekend turned into nightmare for both clubs as Arsenal were thrashed at Anfield 5-1 and United conceded a late equalizer against bottom-league Fulham and put in miserable tactics during the match, completing an incredible 81 crosses instead of attractive and efficient football. However, The Red Devils were stronger at Old Trafford in the first round courtesy of Robin van Persie header and must perform well to restore pride and faith.

Manchester City vs Sunderland
Manchester City, who had been impressive in attack throughout the season, failed to score in the last two games and will be now looking for breaking this spell at home against Sunderland. The Black cats beat the Citizens back in November courtesy of Phil Bardsley strike and won three of their last five matches in the tournament. However, Gus Poyet will be missing his main centre-back Wes Brown through suspension. Manuel Pellegrini again will not be able to use Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho, while Samir Nasri and Javi Garcia are still doubtful.

Fulham vs Liverpool
The clubs that disappointed Manchester United and Arsenal in the last round, face each other at Craven Cottage. Rene Meulensteen’s men not only kept United at bay for the largest part of the match, but mancged to net twice to earn a precious point at Old Trafford that could inspire the team for relegation battle. Liverpool knocked down The Gunners with an incredible effort from the entire squad. The Cottagers expect the debut of winter signing Konstantinos Mitroglou, who had been exceptional in Greek Super League. The match could be postponed though due to London tube workers’ strike, scheduled for Wednesday.

Cardiff City vs Aston Villa
Hull City vs Southampton
West Ham United vs Norwich City
West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea
Arsenal vs Manchester United
Stoke City vs Swansea City
Everton vs Crystal Palace
Manchester City vs Sunderland
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur
Fulham vs Liverpool

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Author: Leon Smolski

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11 February 2014, 10:19

Can't see United get something out of this game..

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