Thursday, January 28, 2010

Arsenal Vs Manchester United: Preview

Manchester United will take on Arsenal in the Premier League tie at Emirates on 31st Jan. Both teams will go with lots of injuries into this much awaited clash. Arsenal vs Manchester United is a match of great importance in the history of Premier League. This tie was considered as the league decider 4-5 seasons ago.

Arsenal’s Team News

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has recently said that ten players of his team are injured. Eduardo and Arsenal’s best signing of the season Thomas Vermaelen got injured in their previous game against Aston Villa. Sol Campbell did a good job as a substitute for Vermaelen. Nicolas Bendtner came back from injury and replaced Eduardo. Van Persie, Merida, Djourou, Gibbs and Diaby are among other players who will not be available for this crunch game due to injuries.

For Arsenal Eboue and Song have come back from AFCON and may take part in the game.

Manchester United Team News

Manchester United is fully spirited with a win over Man City n the Carling Cup Semi Final. Team’s success depends upon Wayne Rooney. He is in great form and has shown great displays in recent games.

Manchester United is also lots of injured players in their team. Berbatov is not fully fit and it will be difficult for him to play for 90 minutes. Recently returned Rio Ferdinand will be out from this game because of four match ban imposed by FA. Vidic may come back and join Evans at centre back position. Rafael and Evra will be on their full back positions.

In the midfield Sir Alex will go with the same combination that played in the carling cup game. Again Rooney will play as a lone striker.

Probable Line Up:
Manchester United

Van der Sar
Rafael Da Silva - Vidic - Evans - Evra
Giggs - Carrick - Scholes - Nani


Sagna - Gallas - Campbell - Clichy
Nasri - Fabregas - Ramsey - Rosicky

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