Manchester United and Arsenal were once the only title contenders of the Premier League – MM look at three of their greatest encounters with Manchester City and Liverpool now by far the country’s two strongest sides.
The world of football management stood united today in appreciation after the news that Arsene Wenger is to step down as manager of Arsenal Football Club after 22 years at the helm.
The Old Trafford club are thought to be close to signing the Chilean forward, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the other direction in a swap deal.
Arsene Wenger against Jose Mourinho. Fourth against second in the Premier League. Arsenal against Manchester United. There shouldn’t be anything more to add to introduce this enticing clash between two Premier League titans.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful of having a fit-again Sergio Aguero in his match-day squad for the Citizens’ trip to North London to face Arsenal at the Emirates on Monday evening.
The England international marshalled a back-three alongside youngsters Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett to a 2-1 victory in the corresponding fixture last year and was a turning-point in the defender’s United career.
Manchester United comprehensively beat Sunderland 3-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday, as they returned to the top of the Barclays Premier League for the first time under Louis van Gaal.
Former United forward Danny Welbeck’s second-half strike secured a 2-1 triumph for Arsenal in an enthralling Old Trafford encounter, while Angel Di Maria saw red for a dive then bizarre shirt grab on referee Michael Oliver.
In 1995 Wayne Rooney’s boyhood club Everton beat his current employers and ever since the FA Cup has been a source of fascination for the England striker.
United currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League after scraping a 2-1 win over Arsenal at The Emirates on Saturday evening.
Welbeck, who came through the prestigious youth ranks at Old Trafford, moved to The Emirates in a £16million deal on deadline day in the last transfer window and has so far bagged five goals for Arsenal.