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Arsenal vs Manchester United: Match preview, prediction, and key players | FA Cup 2018-19

Varun Nair
4.80K   //    24 Jan 2019, 00:49 IST

Will we witness another classic?
Will we witness another classic?

One of the greatest fixtures in FA Cup history will once again take place with Arsenal set to host Manchester United at the Emirates, as the old foes lock horns for the 15th time in the competition.

Both teams come into the fixture high on confidence, with Manchester United enjoying life under interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with 7 wins out of 7, while Arsenal defeated London and Champions League spot rivals, Chelsea, at home in their last match.

Arsenal has been on a downward spiral since their impressive 22-match unbeaten streak in all competitions ended, but the match against the Blues seems to have finally woken the Gunners from their slump. The Gunners have won the FA Cup whenever they have played hosts to the Red Devils.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen 7 victories in the 7 matches he has been in charge of United, and would cherish the opportunity to knock out Arsenal from the FA Cup. Manchester United have lost just once in their last 14 FA Cup fourth-round matches.

No other team has eliminated Arsenal more than Manchester United in the FA Cup, and no other team has eliminated Manchester United more than Arsenal in the FA Cup, each of them being knocked out 7 times by the other. 

Arsenal vs Manchester United: Kickoff information

Date: 25 January 2019.

Time: 20:55 (local time), 01:25 (IST)

Venue: Emirates, London

Livestream: SonyLiv


Arsenal vs Manchester United: Form guide

The last 5 competitive fixtures

Arsenal: W-L-W-W-L

Manchester United: W-W-W-W-W 

Arsenal vs Manchester United: Head to head

Arsenal: 82 wins

Manchester United: 98 wins

Draw: 48

Arsenal vs Manchester United: Key players

Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Arsenal forward would be looking to score
The Arsenal forward would be looking to score

Arsenal's leading goal scorer has found it hard to hit the net in the last few matches, but after an impressive performance in the weekend against Chelsea at home, the Gabon international will be looking to break the duck against one of Arsenal's greatest rivals.

Manchester United: Marcus Rashford

The Manchester United forward is in red hot form
The Manchester United forward is in red hot form

The 21-year old nowadays is in a class of his own, with 4 goals in 4 consecutive Premier League matches. The English international has been so good that Romelu Lukaku has found it hard to break into the first team. 

Arsenal vs Manchester United: Prediction

It has been 5 years since both teams have dished out a goalless draw, and this clash is once again not likely to break the tradition. With the attacking threat on both ends, the match is sure to produce a lot of goals.

Prediction: Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United