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Manchester United vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture tonight



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Follow all the action as Manchester United face Arsenal in the Premier League this evening.

Ralf Rangnick’s work permit was granted on Thursday morning, meaning this will be the last game of Michael Carrick’s tenure as caretaker manager. His brief stint in charge can be considered a success so far, though, with United defeating Villarreal in a crucial Champions League tie before holding leaders Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge. However, the club are still languishing in tenth in the table and need a significant and sustained upturn in results in order to resurrect their hopes of a top-four finish.

Arsenal have their sights firmly set on the top four too and know they can leapfrog West Ham with a victory tonight. The Gunners’ unbeaten run came to a chastening end at Liverpool but they recovered with a comfortable win against Newcastle last weekend and have won four of their last five top-flight games. Ahead of tonight’s match, Carrick praised the progress Arsenal have made under Mikel Arteta. “I think he’s done a very good job at Arsenal and you can see they’re going in a certain direction and been pretty strong with that,” he said. “So credit to him for that and it’ll be interesting to see how they get on for the rest of the season.” Follow all the latest updates below:

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Man Utd 0 – 0 Arsenal

12 mins: Chance for Ronaldo! Fred presses up against Partey in the middle of the pitch and wins the ball. He prods it up to Ronaldo who spins and hits one from range only to pull it well wide of the right-hand post.

Michael Jones2 December 2021 20:27

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Man Utd 0 – 0 Arsenal

11 mins: Chance! Partey skips around McTominay in the middle of the pitch and links well with Emile Smith Rowe who’s drifted inside from the left wing. He receives the ball, turns towards goal and slots it into the feet of Aubameyang. The Arsenal captain shifts the ball away from Lindelof and hits a soft effort at goal but David De Gea dives low to his left and keeps it out.

Michael Jones2 December 2021 20:26

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Man Utd 0 – 0 Arsenal

8 mins: Fred loses the ball to Thomas Partey who drives towards the box but lose control of the ball and allows Victor Lindelof to clear. The midfield battle between Partey and Mohamed Elneny against Scott McTominay and Fred is interesting. Arsenal are probably having the better of it so far.

United sweep up the pitch and work the ball out to Diogo Dalot on the right wing. He cuts inside and hits a left-footed shot but only sends it straight at Aaron Ramsdale in Arsenal’s goal.

Michael Jones2 December 2021 20:24

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Man Utd 0 – 0 Arsenal

5 mins: Man Utd have to deal with three consecutive corners but manage to keep Arsenal out. Marcus Rashford makes a goalline clearance to deny Martin Odegaard before Maguire heads the third set piece away and sends Bruno Fernandes flying forward on the conuter-attack. Sancho is up with him and receives the ball. He works it over to the left wing but is met with Arsenal defenders and forced to pass it back to Fernandes. He sends a quick cross into the box but can’t find a teammate and the Gunners work the ball clear.

Michael Jones2 December 2021 20:20

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Man Utd 0 – 0 Arsenal

2 mins: Chance! Manchester United win the ball from the throw in but Jadon Sancho gives it away with a loose pass into his own box. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang intercepts the pass and hits one at goal but Harry Maguire gets in front of the shot and blocks it out for a corner.

Michael Jones2 December 2021 20:17

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Man Utd 0 – 0 Arsenal

Kick off: After both knees take the knee to applause from the crowd the Gunners kick off the match. The ball is sent long down the right side and Alex Telles heads it out for an Arsenal throw in.

Michael Jones2 December 2021 20:16

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Man Utd vs Arsenal

Here come the teams. This one should be a cracker. Old Trafford is packed and both these teams will want to win.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads out the visitors to a chorus of boos from the Manchester United fans before Harry Maguire walks out the home team.

Michael Jones2 December 2021 20:12

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Man Utd vs Arsenal: Gary Neville warns Ralf Rangnick of Manchester United’s ‘disjointed and disconnected’ squad

Rangnick was granted a work permit on Thursday but will watch United’s Premier League fixture against Arsenal from the stands at Old Trafford, having not yet had the chance to properly work with his players.

Neville said his dream scenario for the remainder of the season would be a top-four finish and victory in the FA Cup, but is under no illusions over the task Rangnick faces to coax the best out of United’s current squad.

Michael Jones2 December 2021 20:07

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Man Utd vs Arsenal: Aubameyang to score tonight?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could become the first Arsenal player to score in three consecutive away appearances against the Red Devils if he finds the back of the net tonight.

(AFP via Getty Images)

Michael Jones2 December 2021 20:03

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Man Utd vs Arsenal: Arteta vs United

Since re-joining the club in 2019 Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal haven’t lost to Manchester United in the Premier League and won this fixture at Old Trafford last season. Speaking about how he prepares for the game Arteta said:



The confidence that we have to prepare the matches to win, and we first of all have to respect the opponent that we will have in front of us, but with the end goal, the mindset, the confidence, the desire to win the game and have that belief straight away.“

Michael Jones2 December 2021 19:59



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