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Poll: Who Wins This Match?

Arsenal: 30% (19 votes)
Manchester United: 59% (37 votes)
Draw: 9% (6 votes)
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Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by mukina2: 9:00am On Jan 20, 2012
Manchester United travels to London to take on Arsenal in one of the most anticipated games of the Premier League season. When the two clubs met earlier in the campaign, the Red Devils embarrassed the Gunners by racking up eight goals in a blowout victory.

That previous matchup really served as a wake-up call for Arsenal. The Gunners have played a lot better since that clash, especially along the back line, and have worked their way back into the top five. They'll certainly be seeking some revenge on Sunday.

As for the Red Devils, they are looking to get back on track after some shaky results over the past month. They are still just three points behind rival Manchester City for first place, which means the title chase is far from decided. United will need to find its early-season form quickly to stay close, though.

Player to Watch for Arsenal: Robin van Persie - There aren't many players in the world that can match van Persie's form. It has reached a point where every time he touches the ball, you get the feeling it will end up in the net. He leads the Premiership with 18 goals in 21 games while also chipping in five assists.

It was actually a van Persie miss that turned the first game on its head. He couldn't covert from the penalty spot in the 27th minute, which would have made the game 1-1. United proceeded to score a minute later to go up 2-0, and it was all downhill from there.It was actually a van Persie miss that turned the first game on its head. He couldn't covert from the penalty spot in the 27th minute, which would have made the game 1-1. United proceeded to score a minute later to go up 2-0, and it was all downhill from there.

Player to Watch for Manchester United: Wayne Rooney - Rooney has once again served as United's main offensive threat this season, tallying 13 goals and three helpers in 19 games. He still lacks the consistency Sir Alex Ferguson would like to see from him and hasn't been as effective in the distribution aspect of the attack this season.

For the Red Devils to pick up a road win, Rooney needs to be a dominant force up front. This is not a game where Manchester United can afford to see him to go missing for an extended period of time. From the opening whistle until the final one, Rooney will need to be the best player on the pitch.

Key Matchup: Wojciech Szczesny vs. Anders Lindegaard

It's hard to imagine this game getting out of control like last time, which means both goalkeepers will be under pressure to keep things tidy at the back. Szczesny was between the pipes for Arsenal during that debacle and wants to avoid a similar result this time around.

The keeper situation is less clear for the Red Devils. David De Gea started the season as Ferguson's main man, but Lindegaard has seemingly taken over the No. 1 spot. Coming off a clean sheet against Bolton, the veteran manager will likely attempt to ride the hot hand to three more points.


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Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by sylve11: 9:55am On Jan 20, 2012
Muky, i pray arsenal to win this one o, on the contrary though grin grin grin cool
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by ogbongzky(m): 10:04am On Jan 20, 2012
I pray Arsenal wins,
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by omo9ja1(m): 10:30am On Jan 20, 2012
a win for arsenal against united has been forbidden

I will advice gunners to defend well because if baba Ferguson let loose those wicked men on the boys again yawa go gass
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by chelseabmw(m): 11:15am On Jan 20, 2012
I want arsenal to win this match. . . .Henry to score the winning goal
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by ujchief(m): 11:20am On Jan 20, 2012
Fergies posible formation, 4-5-1, Lindergard, evra, ferdinand, evans, rafael, nani, carick, giggs, park, valencia, rooney.
Nani's drop in form is becoming a problem, wit valencia firin in the croses, arsenal wil hav a hard time keepin track of the ball. With a cohesive 5-man midfield, and hard working park runing all around the pitch, its goin to be a one way trafic for united
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by PoDeep(m): 11:23am On Jan 20, 2012
^^
Henry is a major doubt for the game. He sustained an injury in training.
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by jmaine: 12:53pm On Jan 20, 2012
omo9ja1:

a win for arsenal against united has been forbidden

I will advice gunners to defend well because if baba Ferguson let loose those wicked men on the boys again yawa go gass

We dey bear insults no be small . . .okay na till then . . .Gunners 4Ever jawe . . .
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by jmaine: 12:57pm On Jan 20, 2012
Po Deep:

^^
Henry is a major doubt for the game. He sustained an injury in training.

Na wao
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by surabeeb: 1:16pm On Jan 20, 2012
its not going to be business as usual for manchester united,
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by call4shola(m): 2:09pm On Jan 20, 2012
Guys stay tuned, arsenal sure knows how to spring up surprises,
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by adebayo201: 2:59pm On Jan 20, 2012
As long as Jack Wilshere is side lind til Feb,d match is a one man match unles RVP wil play in midfield (lol).
Gunners,dnt worry, d goals wnt reach 8 dz time arund. Unitd,my blood!
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by fredoooooo: 3:00pm On Jan 20, 2012
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Manchester United travels to London to take on Arsenal in one of the most anticipated games of the Premier League season. When the two clubs met earlier in the campaign, the Red Devils embarrassed the Gunners by racking up eight goals in a blowout victory


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Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by lynkyinka(m): 6:17pm On Jan 20, 2012
a gunner,but with d no of squad players sidelined, makeshift defence and unperforming midfield, i FEAR 2MAO's game might just be a routine
although considering the win that came out of nothing in this leg last season, all HOPE is not lost
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by Abiolanzy(m): 6:36pm On Jan 20, 2012
can't wait grin grin grin grin grin grin

Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by Abiolanzy(m): 6:39pm On Jan 20, 2012
ass!!! anal grin grin grin

Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by mojounited(m): 6:57pm On Jan 20, 2012
Szczesny was between the pipes for Arsenal during that debacle and wants to avoid a similar result this time around.

cheesy Let's rephrase the above to ". . .the 8 - 2 drubbing. . . "  Gooner like you, una go hear wheeiiiin this time around tongue
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by blackcypha(m): 5:41pm On Jan 21, 2012
I think it will be a tough one but manu will come out tops!
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by Nobody: 9:51pm On Jan 21, 2012
call4shola:

Guys stay tuned, arsenal sure knows how to spring up surprises,
sure u guys no how to spring surprises lyk another 4 - 1 in the making i will glad if arsenal loss
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by duduspace(m): 6:03am On Jan 22, 2012
Well, we are stuck with Arshavin today but I hope Arsene is right in saying Theo is back to the kinda form he was in earlier in the season. The Song/Ramsey/Benayoun combo didn't seem to work well at Swansea so maybe Rosicky can get some life back into his legs.
If we can keep Nani and Rooney quiet and not make stupid mistakes at the back, we can nick this. COYG.
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by KayDee4: 7:07am On Jan 22, 2012
Hmmmmm, Its game day and tension is high mehn.  cheesy cheesy

Our injury list doesn't look good @ all.

The only possible return on Sunday is Thomas Vermaelen
I hope TV5 makes it, im not one bit comfy with Djourou on the pitch. undecided
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by sexlog(m): 8:42am On Jan 22, 2012
@abiolanzy, yeah, i feel the pix. So funny! We are superior anytime any day. Scores : man u 5, arsenal 1.
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by Veron23: 9:51am On Jan 22, 2012
Screw Man utd, Victory for Arsenal
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by Zil1(m): 9:57am On Jan 22, 2012
blackcypha:

I think it will be a tough one but manu will come out tops!
Am so happy with the way ur comment went, u are really an open-minded person that sees what the game will really be like, United!
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by Nobody: 10:09am On Jan 22, 2012
up MAN UTD
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Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by Zulele: 11:07am On Jan 22, 2012
call4shola:

Guys stay tuned, arsenal sure knows how to spring up surprises,
hahaha wenger is sweatin alrdy! ManU will munched them again like they use to, more-ova,i ask Evra again,he wil tell u yansh-nal are kids compared 2 ManU players!
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by smarttalks: 12:01pm On Jan 22, 2012
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Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by smarttalks: 12:02pm On Jan 22, 2012
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Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by gendebs(m): 1:10pm On Jan 22, 2012
I watched the match live in my dream over night, what u guys want to watch is a repeat broadcast of what i saw in my dreams. The match ended 0 : 9 in favour of manchester united
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by executinal(m): 3:20pm On Jan 22, 2012
Rooney all the way with Ferguson to Emirate stadium grin grin

Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by olapluto(m): 3:32pm On Jan 22, 2012
Looks like Alex Oxlade Chamberlain will start! If so, then I am happy and confident. And lets hope the referee behaves himself today.
Re: Arsenal Vs Manchester United (1 - 2) On Sunday 22nd January 2012 by KayDee4: 4:26pm On Jan 22, 2012
Team in full: Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Ramsey, Song, Rosicky, Walcott, Van Persie, Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Subs: Almunia, Park, Squillaci, Arshavin, Benayoun, Miquel, Yennaris.

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