Manchester United vs Arsenal: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview
Manchester United will welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on Sunday for a final Premier League meeting between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger.
With the Gunners boss having announced that he is to bring a 22-year reign in north London to a close this summer, he is currently embarking on a farewell tour.
A final visit to Manchester will see Wenger returned to the scene of many happy memories, with Arsenal having spent a number of years locked in a battle for domestic supremacy with Sir Alex Ferguson’s United side.
Mourinho is now at the Red Devils helm, and has them pushing for a runner-up finish this term, and he will be determined to get one over on an old adversary destined to end his last campaign outside of the top four.
In fact Wenger’s Arsenal have not won at Old Trafford in the league as often as is commonly assumed, though the first two of the three – in 1998 and 2002 en route to the Double – were so memorable that they understandably overshadow all the defeats and draws for Arsenal fans of that vintage. But it’s been 12 years since his last win there in the league and his chances of signing off as Arsenal manager with a valedictory victory over his toughest opponents and the man he has beaten only once in a league match appear to be slim. Arsenal’s win at the Emirates last season that broke Jose Mourinho’s stranglehold over their manager came against a second string side in a game marooned between both legs of their Europa League semi-final, which is the visitors’ predicament today.
But, for all these deflating caveats, as Paul McCartney says to critics who say The Beatles’ eponymous 1968 double album would have been better had it been pruned to one disc: ‘F— off. It’s the Beatles’ White Album.’ It’s Manchester United vs Arsenal. Second vs sixth. Mourinho vs Wenger. Alexis Sanchez against his old club, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Danny Welbeck against theirs. If Manchester United fans need any more reason to get their anticipatory senses tingling, consider that recent record of club and manager. As for Arsenal fans, have a read of this: