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Arsenal and Manchester United battle for spot in top four

The stakes are high for both teams when Arsenal host Manchester United for the Premier League game on Saturday, scraping for the fourth spot.

Jennifer Bubel
Update:

Arsenal will host Manchester United on Saturday in an exciting Premier League matchup that could be a big factor in which team ends up taking the coveted fourth spot in the league.

Coming into this game, we’ve already got some intriguing storylines. Arsenal is coming off of a big win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and United just announced they will hire Erik ten Hag at the end of the season.

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Here’s what you need to know about the teams and their history

Arsenal is undefeated in their last three Premier League home games against Manchester United (2 wins, 1 tie).

Manchester United is undefeated in their last 13 Premier League games in London (8 wins, 5 ties) since a 2-0 loss at Arsenal in January 2020.

Manchester United’s defeat over Arsenal in December ended their six-game losing streak against the Gunners in the Premier League.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored six goals in his last seven appearances against Arsenal in all competitions. He will play for United after missing the game against Liverpool (a 4-0 loss) on Saturday following the death of his new-born son.

Emile Smith Rowe is Arsenal’s highest goalscorer (six) at the Emirates Stadium in all competitions this season.

The game kicks off at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday 23 April 2022 at 7:30 a.m. ET. Here’s how and where you can watch the action.

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