Manchester United looks to win just its second Premier League match in nine tries when it hosts Arsenal on Thursday at Old Trafford (start time 3:15pm ET Thursday online via Peacock Premium).
United has only beaten Tottenham in PL play since a Sept. 19 win at West Ham United but is coming off a 1-1 draw at Chelsea at the weekend.
Arsenal, meanwhile, righted its ship by beating Newcastle after getting hammered by Liverpool. Aside from their 4-0 loss to the Reds, the Gunners have blanked their most recent four opponents across all competitions.
United’s 18 points are five fewer than Arsenal, who sits fifth at the start of the match week.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester United vs Arsenal.
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Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options
Raphael Varane (thigh) and Paul Pogba (thigh) are still not ready to return, while Edinson Cavani and Luke Shaw are also out for the match at Old Trafford.
🥁 Presenting the United line-up for #MUNARS…
Let's go, Reds! 🔴⚪️⚫️#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 2, 2021
Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup options
Sead Kolasinac (ankle) and Granit Xhaka (knee) will miss the game while Bukayo Saka starts on the bench.
🚨 TEAM NEWS
🇵🇹 Nuno on the left
🇪🇬 Elneny in midfield
🇧🇷 Martinelli starts
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 2, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Manchester United is favored to win with a -106 number, while a draw sends forth +260 to the wagerer. An Arsenal win collects +260.
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Mikel Arteta has to prepare for whatever Ralf Rangnick is ready to throw his way, and that factor of relative unpredictability plus United’s clever attackers might make it hard for Arsenal to deliver another clean sheet. But United’s defense without Varane is a problem. Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal.