Manchester United travel to Arsenal on Saturday seeking their first Premier League win at the Emirates Stadium in more than three years, with the two teams in opposite moods ahead of Week 21.
Mikel Arteta’s Gunners seized up over the Christmas period but are now shooting from the hip, unbeaten in their last six league games in a run that includes five wins. United, on the other hand, were left reeling in midweek after they suffered a 2-1 loss at home to Sheffield United, their fourth defeat in 10 league games at Old Trafford this season:
What TV Channel is Arsenal-Manchester United on?
Arsenal and Manchester United resume their bitter rivalry this Saturday on NBCSN and Telemundo, with kick-off set for 12:30 p.m. ET. You can live stream Premier League matches on fuboTV.
How to Watch Arsenal vs. Manchester United
When: Saturday, January 30
Where: Emirates Stadium, London, England
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
TV: NBCSN, Telemundo
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
The Red Devils last rustled up a league win at the Emirates in December 2017, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to beat the north Londoners in four top-flight attempts (at home or away). His side clinched an FA Cup victory at Arsenal in January 2019, but that’s small consolation as Solskjaer looks to make up for the 1-0 loss his side suffered when Arteta & Co. visited them in November.
United now trail in second behind leaders Manchester City, who can roam four points ahead if they win their game in hand. The Citizens are the only team to have taken more points from their last six league games (18) than Arsenal (16), who now sit only seven points off the top four.
Saturday’s matchup will have a rejuvenating effect on whichever team can seal the spoils, with hosts Arsenal flying in the league of late, while United’s confidence has been shot. Both Arteta and Solskjaer know the significance this fixture holds, a feud between English heavyweights that flew in ferocity thanks to the famous rivalry of former captains Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira:
Fans from both sides would give a lot to have leaders like those back in their present-day lineups, with pressure high in either camp to ensure victory at the Emirates.
United’s armband-wearer, Harry Maguire, headed his side level against Sheffield United on Wednesday and will hope for an even greater impact in north London. Defensive partner Eric Bailly is hoping to pass fit after a knock held him back in midweek, while left-back Luke Shaw should return in place of Alex Telles.
Arsenal, meanwhile, hope to have their captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, back in the side after the Gabon international missed their last two games due to health issues concerning his mother:
Thomas Partey and Emile Smith-Rowe each came off with muscular injuries during Tuesday’s 3-1 win at Southampton, an encouraging result after the same side knocked them out of the FA Cup days prior.
Real Madrid loanee Martin Odegaard is another option to make his Arsenal debut if Arteta is in need of more midfield creativity, having signed on temporary terms this past week.