Two premier league giants will collide in an epic encounter at the Emirates Stadium, London. The Gunners are set to host Manchester United on Friday night for the fourth round clash in the FA Cup. Arsenal have to prove a point in the upcoming match yet again after hammering Chelsea by 2-0 in their last league match. They are now reckoned as a dominant force under Unai Emery and they could finish in the top four. Their champions league hope are still intact after that famous victory in the London derby.
We are still in the latter part of the season and have a long way to go. A lot can happen in the remaining season, therefore Arsenal would be eyeing to bring the FA Cup back. Finishing in top four will also be a huge achievement for the Gunners. Unai Emery was determined at the beginning of the season, to make Arsenal the dominant force which they used to be Wenger. Consistency will be the major factor in this season if they want to really make an impact this season.
Manchester United, on the other hand, has really improved since the arrival of the veteran Ole Solskjaer. They is a breeze of satisfaction and pride in the Old Trafford as they have played some really attractive and beautiful football in the last month. Solskjaer has calmed the nerves of Manchester United fans and they have started scoring for fun in every other game. He has certainly made the Devils march on their way back to Glory days.
The sacking of Mourinho was a blessing in disguise because since his departure United have played some splendid football. They are now in the contention to the top four spots as only three points separate them and fourth-placed Chelsea.
FA Cup is the oldest tournament in the history of football, therefore all the premier league teams take the competition seriously. It will surely be an exciting affair to witness two premier league giants take n each other to play in the quarter-finals. The drama and tension to a knock-out match is always different and we are set for another thriller. Manchester United have an upper hand heading into this crunch game but you can never write off Arsenal, especially at home.
Date: Saturday, January 26 2019.
Time: 1:25 AM IST
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
League: FA Cup
Live Telecast: Sony Network
Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com
Arsenal – D L W W L W
Manchester United – W W W W W W
Probable Playing 11
- De Gea
- Alexis Sanchez