Arsenal FC vs Manchester United: Full Injury and Fitness Report for Both Sides

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Manchester United’s Sunday fixture at Arsenal is an intriguing one given all the contrasting storylines. Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho gave his weekly preview press conference (video here), and in it he indicated that would be resting players in this match as he and his club prioritizes winning the Europa League competition.

That will be the primary route back into the Champions League for fifth place United while sixth place Arsenal are making their last stand towards reaching the top four.

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Manchester United, and every other English Premier League Crest, if it were “Americanised”

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You previously saw what would happen if the National Football League became British. If not, then go here to this link and see NFL logos re-imagined in the style and theme of Great Britain. Clubline Football.com took the Premier League and converted the crests to how they would look if they were was branded up like the MLS, MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL in America.

Club line took every Premier League team and AMERICANISED them. Sorry, it’s Americanised, not Americanized.

 The infographic embedded below shows you each team in alphabetical order.

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Jose Mourinho Arsenal FC Preview Press Conference (Video)

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho did his weekly weekend fixture preview press briefing last night following the 1-0 win at Celta Vigo in the UEFA Europa League semifinal. We have both the post Celta presser and the pre Arsenal presser videos for you below.

They were held at the same time, but broken up into two different portions.

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Jose Mourinho Says he has No Problems with Arsene Wenger

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Sunday brings Manchester United versus Arsenal at the Emirates, and another chance for Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger to renew their individual rivalry. It’s been a heated one, with Mourinho incessantly throwing shade at Wenger, and the two men even getting into a physical altercation during one contest at Stamford Bridge.
However, Wenger said Thursday afternoon that he is open to the idea of making peace. Later, Thursday night, when word got to Mourinho, he was asked about Wenger’s comments during his pre-Arsenal press conference (video available at this link). His response to the query is below:

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Arsene Wenger Open to the Idea of Making Peace with Jose Mourinho

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains winless against Jose Mourinho in 14 tries. This despite United having to play without several key players and a makeshift back line of second team defenders when the two teams met earlier this season. Mourinho called his side the “unluckiest in the Premier League” after the 1-1 draw with the Gunners that the Portugese said “felt like a loss.”

That was the Old Trafford meeting in November. Sunday brings the Emirates edition, and another chance for Mourinho and Wenger to renew their individual rivalry.

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Virgil van Dijk Derby: Chelsea Reportedly Ahead of Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal

Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are monitoring Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk ahead of a potential summer transfer window move. It’s looking like the Saints central defender is going to be among the most sought after names in English football this summer. 

Of those four giant, big money clubs, Chelsea are leading the way, according to reports published today.

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Cesc Fabregas Now Attracting Interest from Manchester United, Liverpool

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Cesc Fabregas didn’t want to move on this summer transfer window.

Instead he wanted to stay at Chelsea FC to work hard, improve and hopefully find his place in the system of then new head coach Antonio Conte. While he hasn’t made the regular first team under Conte, he has been hailed by his manager as “a football genius” and “top player,” at various instances so that’s something.

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Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City Updated Odds for Top Four Finish

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It’s a four team race to decide the last two spots of the top four, and thus UEFA Champions League qualification, in the English Premier League. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have locked down first and second, meaning only third and fourth remain available for the taking.

With such a fiercely contested battle, between four giant clubs, for just two spots, it’s a race with worldwide interest.

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Arsene Wenger Walks Out of Postgame Interview at Tottenham Hotspur

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Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger cut his interview short following his side’s 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane to Tottenham Hotspur.

Wenger was at least noble enough to admit that Tottenham overall deserved the victory, but clearly he was very upset about having to realize the simple fact that Spurs will finish ahead of the Gunners for the first time since 1995.

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Tom Cleverley Says Man United and Man City will Finish Top Four; Not Liverpool

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Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley gave his two cents on how he feels the race for the top four of the Premier League will turn out. The former Manchester United man says both his former club, and the second team in town, Manchester City, will both make the cut.

Given that Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are both locks to get in, it leaves Arsenal, and more relevant to his situation, Liverpool, are on the outside looking in. The Gunners are in such a deep hole now that almost no one will be projecting them making a top four finish.

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Alexis Sanchez Scores FA Cup Semi-Final Winner, Gives Shirt to Fan (Video)

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Arsenal FC and Alexis Sanchez are two terms proverbially breaking social media right now due to the Gunners triumph over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final. Alexis Sanchez scored the game winning goal, and once the match was over, handed his shirt to a very lucky young fan.

Have a watch below:

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Chelsea FC Considered FA Cup Favorites Entering Semi-Finals

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Although Chelsea FC are coming off their worst effort of the season last weekend, they remain the favorites to claim the FA Cup. The Blues got out-manned and out-planned but their former Manager Jose Mourinho and Manchester United on Easter Sunday, in match that was an aberration from the fine form the Blues have displayed this season.

It’s been reported that a virus could have have afflicted a few Chelsea FC players, and thus held the back from giving their best against the Red Devils.

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