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***MAN OF THE MATCH***
David De Gea wins the man of the match award, no surprises there!
Arsenal Man United
22 Shots 11
9 Shots on goal 1
8 Fouls 12
0 Saves 8
***FULL TIME AT THE EMIRATES***
Arsenal 1 - 2 Manchester United
United move into the Top 4 of the Premier League.
Arsenal 0 - 2 Man United
5 minutes to go at the Emirates (plus some added injury time).
Shots on goal: Arsenal 8, Manchester United 0.
Arsenal 0-1 Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/lG7NgKaMKu— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) November 22, 2014
Shots on goal: Arsenal 8, Manchester United 0.
Arsenal 0-1 Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/lG7NgKaMKu
***SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE EMIRATES***
Can Arsenal make their dominance count?
***HALF TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM***
Arsenal 0 - 0 Manchester United
Arsenal have looked very impressive but have yet to find a breakthrough. Man United have had one or two chances of their own but at this point have De Gea to thank for keeping them in the game.
35' - And out of nowhere Di Maria fashions a chance, his left footed curler goes just wide of the left hand upright.
31' - United with a rare attack through Van Persie and Di Maria but Arsenal hold their shape and it comes to nothing.
21' - Another decent chance for Arsenal, but Oxlaide-Chamberlain's shot is blocked by De Gea who closed down the space on the Arsenal man very quickly.
FULL TIME: ARSENAL 1-2 MAN UTD. A big win for Man Utd! The stadium was virtually empty at the end but the boos still rippled around the Emirates. Louis Van Gaal has an away win at last and his side weathered a huge storm early on.
A booking each for Giroud and Wilson after the latter tries a bit of time wasting.
GOAL: ARSENAL 1-2 MAN UTD. What a strike! Superb hit from OLIVIER GIROUD with a devastating half volley that flashes past De Gea and into the top corner. Hope?
Oh dear! It looks like Angel di Maria is through to make it 3-0 on the break but he tries the dink over Martinez and gets it horribly wrong as he skews wide.
Excellent again from Chamberlain to drive beyond Fletcher and towards the byline but the cross is cut out by the blue wall in front of him.
We are going to have a huge EIGHT minutes of added time. Is that hope for Arsenal?
A final change for United now with a tiring Young removed and Darren Fletcher comes on.
The home fans are beginning to file out of the Emirates already. Can Arsenal get them back in with a quick goal now?
GOAL: ARSENAL 0-2 MAN UTD. Is that game over? Di Maria holds the ball for long enough on the break to allow WAYNE ROONEY to catch up and he is through on Martinez to dink into the net.
Can Arsenal create the chance they crave? They are trying everything at the moment.
The United defence stands resolute as Arsenal lay siege to their goal Can they do this for another ten minutes or so though?
An immediate chance for Giroud from a corner as he holds off Blackett but he plants his header over the bar.
Arsenal now make their final change with Ramsey replaced by Olivier Giroud as he returns from injury.
Van Persie is removed by Van Gaal after a tough afternoon and James Wilson replaces him.
Smalling superb! Welbeck looks to sprint onto a straight ball through the defence but Smalling slides in at the perfect moment to clear.
A chance for Arsenal with Sanchez lining up a free kick but the Chilean curls harmlessly over.
Into the final twenty minutes now and Cazorla is denied by the excellent De Gea.
Messrs Van Persie and Fellaini have offered the visitors virtually nothing this afternoon and it wouldn't surprise me to see the Dutchman replaced soon.
Arsenal are throwing bodies forward already and they are going to be really susceptible to the counter attack.
A booking for Cazorla as he cynically pulls down a breaking Young.
Good stop again! De Gea to the rescue for United once more as Chamberlain produces another fine cross and Sanchez's powerful header is well claimed by the keeper.
Oh dear! Wayne Rooney is not happy and rightly so as the flag is raised against him as he finds himself and van Persie through on goal but he was more than a yard onside.
Szczesny has been down requiring treatment since the goal went in and he is now replaced by Damian Martinez.
GOAL: ARSENAL 0-1 MAN UTD. It's an own goal! Szczesny makes a mess of a cross from Young and Antonio Valencia fires the ball back into the box where KIERAN GIBBS can only help it into the net.
The change does have to be made in the end as Wilshere is replaced by Santi Cazorla.
Wilshere requires treatment after a strong challenge from McNair in that break and eventually he is helped to the touchline.
Awful from Fellaini! The Belgian makes a complete hash of a simple pass and Wilshere is sent into a dangerous area again but Arsenal mess up the four on two and McNair gets a crucial touch.
De Gea again! McNair stands no chance in a footrace with Welbeck and the England man is through on goal but the keeper stands tall to make the save.
Arsenal are quickly to the pace of the game once again with Chamberlain driving to the byline but his cut back is cut out by Fellaini.
The second half has begun at the Emirates. Who will come out on top?
HALF TIME: ARSENAL 0-0 MAN UTD. How Arsenal are not ahead at the break is down completely to David De Gea. The Spaniard has been excellent in the first half with his Man Utd team mates all over the place.
We will have two minutes of added time.
Welbeck has a chance as De Gea flaps at a corner and Ramsey finds the former United man but his backheel is always wide.
Huge chance! Chris Smalling will see this in his nightmares. A fourth successive corner drops perfectly for him to volley at goal from six yards but he completely misses his kick.
Excellent from Di Maria! Superb skill and pace on the touchline from the Argentine to lose two markers and drive forward where he picks out Rooney but Chambers slides in to make the block.
That's close! Szczesny is forced to scramble across his goal and is grateful to see Di Maria's curling effort drift wide of the far post.
De Gea is forced into action yet again as Sanchez steps in off the left flank and drives towards the corner but the keeper makes the save.
Man Utd have another free kick in a dangerous area but Di Maria curls it over everyone and into the arms of Szczesny.
Fellaini and Wilshere clash needlessly on the edge of the United box and both are taken aside. Wilshre actually throws a headbutt so he is very fortunate to escape punishment.
Sloppy passing at the back from the visitors presents Arsenal with the ball in a dangerous area but Sanchez's shot is well blocked by Smalling.
The decline of Antonio Valencia over the last two years has been staggering and the winger-come-full-back holds virtually no threat with the ball now.
Arsenal are in again on De Gea as Chamberlain gets in behind Smalling but the Spanish keeper flies out to smother it.
A chance for the visitors to apply pressure as Di Maria wins a free-kick but Rooney curls it well over the bar.
It's surely a case of when and not if Van Gaal will change the system here. His side are completely exposed all over the field and Arsenal are bossing it.
More problems for United as Ashley Young is forced on in place of Luke Shaw as he finally has to limp off.
Superb keeping! De Gea is the one man rescue act as Wilshere darts into a gaping hole in the United defence but the Spaniard somehow keeps him out.
Good claim! Wilshere picks up the ball and is allowed to drive towards the edge of the box and pick his spot but De Gea reads it well and saves.
There is no getting away from it at the Emirates, Manchester United have been atrocious so far.
With Shaw on the touchline Chamberlain looks to capitalise and he whips in a cross that Welbeck heads over the bar.
With the Man Utd defence in crisis and all over the place so far tonight there are further problems with Luke Shaw turning his ankle clearing near the corner.
Almost for Welbeck! Oxlade-Chamberlain opens up the United defence with a searing run and finds Welbeck on the six yard line but McNair gets a good block in.
Antonio Valencia is set upon by Sanchez as he dallies over clearing a loose ball and De Gea has to scramble the ball away.
Both sides passing has been poor in the early minutes and the game hasn't really got going.
We are up and running at the Emirates. There should be plenty of goals today.
Both defences look suspect so pundits are predicting plenty of goals in this one. Danny Welbeck is fit to face his former club for Arsenal while Robin van Persie will look to kickstart his season on his old stomping ground.
Injury hit Manchester United travel to the Emirates to face an Arsenal side who have started inexplicably slowly this season.
Man Utd: De Gea, Smalling, McNair, Blackett, Valencia, Carrick, Fellaini, Shaw, Di Maria, Rooney, Van Persie
Arsenal: Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Alexis, Welbeck
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