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The Match of the Week - 23 Sep 2019
Man Utd v Arsenal, Monday 30 Sep KO 8pm
The match of the week this week has to be the Monday night clash at Old Trafford. Man Utd and Arsenal have both experienced mixed starts to the season so far, so both will be desperate to put on a decent show under lights in Manchester. After a stunning opening against Chelsea, winning 4-0 on the opening weekend, United have struggled for form, and after 6 matches have only secured 8 points, their lowest points total at this stage since the Premier League started. Arsenal have also been up and down, and have dropped points when they would have been expected to win. After their late comeback against Villa last weekend, at least they find themselves in the top 4 on 11 points.
A win for United on Monday will put them above Arsenal into the European places, a defeat will see them slip 6 points behind. With Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial both expected to be fit for the clash against the Gunners, United fans will be hoping for a repeat of the Chelsea win, with the Arsenal defence suspect under pressure. Arsenal fans will be hopeful their attacking threat can once again provide the goals they need to get something from this tough match.
If you are going to the match on Monday you should expect goals, and perhaps another night of magic thrown up by these two giants of English football. Who will ever forget the 8-2 Man Utd win at Old Trafford in 2011. With Arsenal depleted by injuries, they succumbed to a rampant United side, with a hat-trick from Wayne Rooney and 2 goals from Ashley Young. With Young still deputising for Luke Shaw at left back will he be able to get on the scoresheet again, and will their be another magical match to remember.
In 2001 United also dominated Arsenal on their way to the league title, running out 6-1 winners. The match has not always been dominated by United and Arsenal fans will always remember their 1-0 win at Old Trafford in 2002 as they themselves secure the Premier League title.
Those who experienced these matches still talk about them today, and who knows what this seasons match will throw up. A match under lights always throws up something a little more special, with the night sky as the perfect backdrop for the floodlit stadium, as 70,000 passionate fans get behind their teams.
If you want to be there on Monday night we have limited amounts of sports bar and full hospitality experiences available for the Man Utd v Arsenal match. To book take a look at the match here (link), or contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01454 201210
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