Arsenal vs Manchester United preview: What time does it start, what channel is it on and where can I watch it?

Everything you need to know about Arsenal v Manchester United

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It’s a big game for…

Petr Cech: After the controversy surrounding Arsene Wenger’s team selection in the midweek Champions League game with Olympiakos, Cech will be hoping to get through this fixture with no glaring errors. Wenger defended his decision to start David Ospina but Cech must deliver when selected. A quiet day at the office would be ideal for Cech the Czech.

Best stat…

24: Arsenal’s win percentage of 24% against Manchester United is their lowest against any other Premier League club.

Remember when…

Ryan Giggs scored one of English football’s most iconic goals in the 1999 FA Cup semi-final? United went on to win the cup and the treble that season.

Players to watch…

Wayne Rooney: The England captain has not been in the greatest form of his life, and his miss against Wolfsburg in the Champions League in midweek epitomised a player lacking in confidence. But Rooney’s goal against Sunderland – which ended a run of over 1,000 Premier League minutes without one – should spur him on towards Sir Bobby Charlton’s United record.

Another player in great form is Alexis Sanchez. The Chile international has gone from no goals all season to four goals in two matches. Wenger has often referred to Sanchez as the Gunners’ biggest threat and Louis van Gaal must do a job on the attacker or run the risk of being undone by the pocket sized magician.

Past three-meetings…

Manchester United 1 (Herrera) Arsenal 1 (Blackett OG), Premier League, May 2015.

Manchester United 1 (Rooney) Arsenal 2 (Monreal, Welbeck), FA Cup, March 2015.

Arsenal 1 (Giroud) Manchester United 2 (Gibbs OG, Rooney), Premier League, November 2014.

Form guide…

Arsenal: WLLWWL (last six games (all comps) most recent result to the right)

Manchester United: WLWWWW

Vital information…

Kick-off: Sunday 16:00

TV: Live on Sky Sports1/Highlights on BBC.

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