Manchester United welcome back stars for train journey to London

Manchester United welcome back stars for train journey to London

While the Gunners slipped to a humbling 3-1 Europa League defeat at Rennes on Thursday, United's celebrations were still ongoing after they had beaten Paris St Germain by the same scoreline a day earlier.

The Red Devils lead Arsenal by just a solitary point and a two-point advantage over sixth-placed Chelsea could be wiped out by the Blues' game in hand at home to Brighton.

Arsenal have already lost at home to the Red Devils this season in the FA Cup but, as the battle for a place in the top-four heats up, Sokratis feels the hosts can get the right result this time and is not anxious by United's win in Paris.

Solskjaer will be hoping to make it 10 wins out of 10 on the road, a result which would give his troops a four-point cushion over their opponents with eight games remaining.

The difference could be up top, where Man United have a red-hot duo in Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku (who has 3 consecutive braces), while Arsenal have one low on confidence in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and one who could be considered the same in Alexandre Lacazette.

"Even with [Petr] Cech coming back - I can actually see why he's made a decision to say "I've had enough", because since he's came to Arsenal it's been nothing but hard work for him".

The Spaniard also has reason to be positive. It had barely bounced once however before he ran onto it and unleashed an absolute thunderbastard past Petr Cech in the Arsenal goal.

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"We played against a big team and at some moments showed we can fight and battle with them, but we lost and that is the reality", added Emery on the FA Cup tie between the pair.

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But things began to turn sour for Arsenal afterward.

Aubameyang missed a late penalty that would have vrought victory over Tottenham in the north London derby last weekend after coming on as a substitute and Emery has defended his tendency to start just one of his two star strikers.

"The first 40 minutes I think we controlled, we scored and we didn't concede good chances to them".

"We can maybe score a second goal because we deserved to, but after it is really very different in the match. So for me, very special days for these two men".

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