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That will do it for our live coverage of this FA Cup match between Arsenal and Manchester United. We hope you enjoyed following along and will join us again soon!
Up next for both of these clubs will be a return to Premier League action early next week. Manchester United will put their eight-match winning streak on the line on Tuesday as they face a Burnley side who are finally rounding into form. As for Arsenal, they will try to put this loss behind them as they host struggling Cardiff in what should be a win for the Gunners.
Manchester United emerge victorious today, making it eight wins in a row since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. While they defended a bit more than they typically have since the managerial swap, they still looked dangerous in attack and turned their four shots on target into three goals. The first two came in just over two minutes (31', 33') though the most important was arguably Martial's in the 82nd minute that ensured the win for the visitors. Arsenal will surely be frustrated with the result considering how well they played, particularly at the start of the second-half, but they just weren't able to unpick the lock. While the Ozil introduction was surely meant to fix that issue, the German failed to make an impact. The injuries to both Sokratis and Koscielny definitely hurt Arsenal's chances today but hopefully both recover well and quickly. On the whole, Manchester United deserved to win today and their fans would be forgiven for feeling as though a bit of magic is back at their club.
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FULL-TIME: Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United
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Guendouzi curls in a fantastic ball from the left wing that looked destined for Lacazette's head at the backpost but it seems to have hit his hand and gone out for a goal-kick. He has to do better there surely.
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Rashford takes a chance from distance that winds up nowhere near goal. It will be a goal-kick to Arsenal.
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Aubameyang tries to dribble past Young but forgets the ball and United launch a counter-attack.
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Shaw runs at the Arsenal defence and attempts a low-ball into Rashford who just couldn't quite get to it. United doing more than just trying to see out stoppage time.
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Now Lacazette comes through the back of Pogba, who just can't seem to catch a break from his countrymen.
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Guendouzi lunges in late on Pogba, and the teenager is shown a yellow card.
There will be 10 minutes of added time due to the Koscielny injury.
The last substitution is made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Jones replaces Lingard.
Rashford also received a yellow card after the scuffle.
A scuffle developing here after words were clearly said between Rashford and Kolasinac. Heads touched but it didn't look a head butt from either, but both are shown yellow cards. It seemed as though VAR were looking at it, though it seems the yellows were handed over via Pawson himself.
Arsenal have not come from behind at half-time against Manchester United since 2001 and, after Martial's goal, it doesn't look like it will happen today either.
GOOOALLLL!!!! Martial scores to make it 3-1 to Manchester United! We warned what could happen with him on the pitch. Pogba drove through the midfield and took an effort from range that Cech did well to parry, but it fell to Martial who, in his typical style, curled in a right-footed effort having cut in from out wide. Too easy for Manchester United there.
Ramsey can't sort his feet out at the other end of the pitch with Arsenal now missing out on a potential goal-scoring opportunity themselves.
Lingard made a good run in the right channel but Pogba didn't see him in time. That could have been the winner for United right there!
It feels as though a goal is coming soon. The question is who, if anyone, will score it?
Lingard makes a relatively innocuous foul on Torreira only to then be shown yellow for dissent.
Martial tests the Arsenal defence early by dribbling into the box and attempting a cut-back pass to Lingard on the penalty spot. It is picked out by the defence, but that's an example of what the Frenchman can do now that he's on the pitch.
After a poor clearance by Lindelof, Xhaka tries his luck from outside the box and his effort soars high of Romero's goal.
Sanchez also departs the match as Martial enters it.
Substitution Romelu Lukaku Menama Marcus Rashford
Manchester United slowly re-establishing possesion of the ball now after a fierce start to the half by Arsenal.
Arsenal continue to attack down the left despite the withdrawal of Iwobi, and this time they win a free-kick as Young is deemed to have handled the ball and is shown a yellow card for it.
Guendouzi and Aubameyang combine well out left before the latter whips in a cross without an obvious target in mind. Naturally, nothing comes of it.
Iwobi was having a bright match on the left, but is withdrawn with Ozil coming on in his stead. Arsenal are now out of substitutions.
Guendouzi is the player chosen to replace Koscielny, though it's not a like-for-like swap.
Play starts again and it seems Koscielny will indeed be withdrawn.
Koscielny is still down and receiving treatment as it looks increasingly likely that Arsenal will finish this match without either of their starting centre-backs today.
Play stops as Koscielny is down with some blood on his face. He had fallen after challenging for the ball with Lukaku, and was on the receiving end of a wayward boot. Didn't look like there was any intent from the Manchester United man but it looks painful nonetheless.
Manchester United have a three-on-two before Koscielny drags Pogba down to prevent further damage. The defender is shown yellow for his efforts.
Ashley Young finds space down the right wing and whips in a cross to Lukaku who knew very little about it and is hit by the ball more than he tried to hit it.
Pogba loses his balance as he surges into the box and makes a mild claim for a penalty which Pawson is right to deny.
Arsenal have definitely been on the front foot since half-time. Can the hosts find an equaliser?
Iwobi drifts in from the wing and attempts a right-footed shot from just outside the box but it's blocked by Young.
It's not exactly shocking to see Romero stepping up in an FA Cup match seeing as Manchester United have won all nine starts the goalkeeper has made in this competition!
Romero with a fantastic save to start the half! Maitland-Niles chipped the ball to Ramsey who tried a header at the near-post only to see the big left-glove of Romero deny him!
The referee's whistle blows, and we're back underway for the second-half!
After recording two assists in a match for the first time since 2015, Lukaku is taken off with Rashford the replacement.
Arsenal, on the other hand, may well be pleased with their performance but the scoreline, and the injury to Sokratis are surely disappointing. Ramsey and Iwobi have had some excellent exchanges on the left, one of which resulted in Arsenal's first goal. It does not seem as though a substitution would be required for them to find a second goal today, though the introduction of Ozil to create more through the middle would seemingly boost their chances. The defence looked shaky after Sokratis' withdrawal and will need to improve if they expect to win.
Both sides have played well which has made this a very enjoyable match thus far. It's Arsenal who have actually had more shots (seven) and possession (61.3 per cent), but Manchester United do deserve to be up having scored two excellent goals. In the pre-match we discussed Alexis and Lukaku and how far they had seemingly fallen, only for both to step up today with a goal and two assists between them. The United defence has looked a little susceptible to the pace of Arsenal, though, and they'll need to stay wary of that threat or Arsenal could turn things around quickly.
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HALF-TIME: Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United
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Mustafi gets a free header... and he's put it wide left of goal! What a chance right before half-time!
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Arsenal win a late corner kick off Luke Shaw. Can they do anything with it before the whistle sounds for half-time?
There will be three minutes of added time.
Ramsey was really the architect of the goal, but it was Lacazette's slight touch with his right boot that set the ball perfectly in the stride of Aubameyang who smashed it into the back of the net!
GOOALLLL!!! Aubameyang brings Arsenal a goal back! Ramsey dribbles deep into the box and plays a ball right in front of goal. It looks as though Lacazette got a little touch on it but it's Aubameyang who hits it into the back of the net! Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United.
Lingard recieves a pass from Alexis and takes a left-footed shot but he overcooked it a bit and the ball soars high of Cech's goal
Arsenal have scored multiple goals in three of their last five matches in all competitions. Can they do so again today?
GOAAALLL!!! 2-0 to the visitors! Koscielny tried to play the offside trap but was easily beaten by Lukaku. The Belgium striker then played a flat ball into the box where Lingard collected the ball with his left foot before finishing with his right! It was a very cool finish on the floor by the Englishman!
That's two assists for Lukaku already! This time he charged down the right flank, and played it into an unmarked Lingard who controlled it well and then slotted it under Cech!
Lukaku played a deft reverse ball to Sanchez who was running in behind the defence and scored expertly!
GOALLLL!!! Alexis scores against his old club to give United the 1-0 advantage! He was found by Lukaku and Sanchez timed his run perfectly, collected the ball, dribbled around the goalkeeper, and then curled it into the far side of the goal! That was tidy!
Lingard sees Alexis sprinting past defenders and passes the ball forward though it takes Alexis wide which forces the latter into attempting a weak pass into the box that is easily cut out.
Iwobi finds Lacazette in the box, but the Frenchman's touch betrays him and Romero picks it up without much trouble.
Nice move from Manchester United as Lingard tries a cross into the box, but no one can make contact with it to put it into the net. For those wondering, United have yet to record a shot on target.
Iwobi and Young engage in a flurry of footwork with the latter coming off the better and dribbling into the box before his run is stopped by the United defence.
Lukaku is found with a lofted ball that beat the defence... only to see the linesman's flag go up. That one was close!
After briefly attempting to continue, Sokratis is indeed removed with Mustafi the replacement.
After limping to the sidelines, a grimace on his face, it seems as though Sokratis will be taken off as Mustafi begins a vigorous warm-up.
Sokratis is rolling on the pitch holding his ankle after landing on it awkwardly. The trainers are out and tending to him.
Now Arsenal attack down the left with Kolasinac attempting to play Ramsey in behind, but the pass had just a little too much pace and the latter chases it down and kicks it out to prevent the goal-kick.
Pogba dribbles through the opposing midfield with ease before going down on the edge of the box. Pawson is unmoved, however, and does not call a foul.
Pogba plays a delightful one-two with Sanchez to get behind the Arsenal defence with Cech smothering the shot before anything dangerous can come of it. That was definitely the best we've seen from United thus far.
Ramsey is down on the ground and holding his head after an accidental knee from Lingard, although it looks as though he will be fine to continue.
Young tries a throughball to Lukaku down their right side, but the ball drifts out of play before the Belgian striker can get to it.
Arsenal continue to attack down the right wing, this time through Lacazette. While they are finding joy out there it remains to be seen if they can make anything of it. They rank second to last in accurate crosses (76) in the Premier League, however, so expecting much creation from out wide by the Gunners may be a bit optimistic.
Xhaka surges through the midfield before lofting a ball out to Aubameyang on the right who was unable to play a first-time pass into the path of the oncoming Lacazette.
Now Arsenal attack down the right through Ramsey and Maitland-Niles. The latter thought he'd played the ball off his defender for a corner, but the linesman deems it a goal-kick.
Early corner for Manchester United. Luke Shaw takes, but he can't find a team-mate and it's cleared away from danger by Arsenal.
For those interested, Arsenal are wearing their traditonal red home kit with white socks and shorts, while Manchester United don all dark grey.
Referee Craig Pawson blows his whistle and this match is underway!
Enough of the preamble though. The sides are both out on the pitch, and we're just moments away from kick-off!
It's five changes for Manchester United after their 2-1 win against Brighton this past weekend. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opts for Lukaku, Sanchez, Shaw, Bailly, and Romero over Rashford, Martial, Dalot, Jones, and De Gea. Lukaku and Sanchez are the names that leap out of the United side as both were largely considered to be world-class players at this point last season. Fast forward to the 2018-19 campaign, and these two stars of the game have combined for just 17 league starts. If both, or either, put in a good performance today, they could soon give caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer some real selection headaches going forward.
Manchester United substitutes: Lee Grant, Diogo Dalot, Phil Jones, Fred, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.
Manchester United (4-3-3) Sergio Romero; Ashley Young, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw; Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba; Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard.
Unai Emery makes three changes for Arsenal with Cech, Iwobi, and Maitland-Niles, coming in for Leno, Guendouzi, and Hector Bellerin respectively. Bellerin misses out through a cruciate ligament injury he suffered against Chelsea that will see him miss the rest of the season. The other noteworthy name in the squad is Mesut Ozil who has certainly not had the best of times at the club since signing a huge contract extension last February. There are reports of issues between the German midfielder and his manager but, if Ozil can turn things around either today or in the future, it would be a big boost for Arsenal.
Arsenal substitutes: Bernd Leno, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Mohamed Elneny, Matteo Guendouzi, Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal (4-3-1-2): Petr Cech; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Laurent Koscielny, Sead Kolasinac; Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey; Alex Iwobi; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette.
Now, let's take a look at the team news for this match!
If Arsenal win this match they, and their fans, would have every right to get excited about potentially winning the entire tournament as the last three times in which they've beaten Manchester United in the FA Cup, they've gone on to lift it at the end of the season.
Also of note, of course, is that these two clubs have combined to win four of the last five FA Cup trophies!
This should definitely be an exciting match between two of the biggest clubs in English football. Their seasons have been quite different to date, but the results have been very similar as the only thing separating these two sides in the league table is goal difference (+3 in favour of Arsenal). Can either side make their mark tonight?
Hello, and welcome to our live coverage of this FA Cup match between Arsenal and Manchester United!