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90' + 1'
M. Fellaini
A. Young
2 - 1
J. Willock
H. Mkhitaryan
H. Mkhitaryan
G. Xhaka
1 - 1
G. Xhaka
Yellow Card
P. Pogba
1 - 0

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Shots On Target 3 3
Total Passes 609 438
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Marouane Fellaini's late winners spoils Arsene Wenger's final trip to Old Trafford as Manchester United walk away with all three points. Henrikh Mkhitaryan appeared to have this young Gunners side in line for a point as his equaliser against his former side cancelled out Paul Pogba's opener, but it wasn't meant to be in the end as Wenger's 28th and final Old Trafford visit ends in an 18th defeat at this hallowed ground.
90' + 3' It's a disappointing finish for Wenger's Arsenal, who had defended so well and really did appear to have done enough to get a point. There will be little sympathy for the Gunners manager from these supporters, though!
A. Young
90' + 1' Young provides the assist with that terrific cross hung in for Fellaini.
M. Fellaini
90' + 1' THEY'VE WON IT NOW, SURELY! Fellaini has been a nuisance in the penalty area since coming on and he's finally broken the tie here in stoppage-time, meeting Young's delivery and sending a looping header over Ospina and in at the far post!
90' The board goes up to indicate a minimum of four minutes of stoppage-time.
89' UNITED DENIED A LATE WINNER! Martial clips in a stunning cross from the left that Fellaini meets on the end of a wonderfully timed run. The midfielder's header cannons off the post and straight off Rashford who bundles it in first-time, but the offside flag is raised!
88' An important burst of pace from Smalling to stay stride-for-stride with Welbeck as he denies the substitute from getting on the end of a long ball over the top. That was a vital contribution from the centre-half.
86' Well it doesn't look like that whole caution to the wind idea is going to come to fruition. Arsenal are intent on keeping their shape off the ball, keen to get Wenger a point in his last Old Trafford visit.
84' It's been a rather tame atmosphere at Old Trafford, especially in this second half, and it's not hard to understand why. With no real consequence in defeat for either side here, it would be nice to see them throw caution to the wind and get after in in these closing stages.
82' Young and Martial have been increasingly lively on the left, linking-up nicely as they ask questions of the Arsenal defence. A nice interchange sees the full-back played through and he clips a cross in for Fellaini, but the Gunners are able to deal with it.
80' Into the final 10 minutes of Wenger's final match at Old Trafford. His previous 27 visits have not lacked at all in fireworks, but this final visit is proving anti-climactic. Will we get some late drama?
78' The Gunners have already lost nine Premier League away games this season – they last reached double figures for away defeats in a 38-game season back in 1989-90 (10).
J. Willock
H. Mkhitaryan
76' Well this is interesting! Willock replaces Mkhitaryan with the final Arsenal change, meaning Ospina will carry on here. What happens if the keeper re-aggravates his knock?
75' A lengthy delay here as Ospina is down and in need of treatment. He appears to be in considerable discomfort as he's tended to by the training staff.
74' Momentum is slowly but surely being gathered here by United, as they gear up for a final push. Considering the team Arsenal fielded this afternoon, Mourinho surely can't be happy settling for a 1-1.
72' OH BOY! Martial makes a nice run down the left, driving play forward before picking out a splendid delivery in for Smalling, but the centre-half completely misses his kick! He has to at least be testing Ospina from there!
70' Not much pace in it now as United knock it about rather slowly near the halfway line. They try and force a couple of balls in over the top, but Arsenal are more than capable of dealing with the threat. Mavropanos has been excellent in his debut today.
68' With plenty of new faces on the pitch now, both sides are looking to get their shape and push on for a winner. The wholesale changes kind of took the sting out of the match, while giving it the feel of a preseason friendly rather than a May Premier League match.
66' After drawing their last three Premier League games in 2017, none of Man Utd’s 13 in 2018 have finished level (W10 L3), winning six of the last seven.
M. Fellaini
J. Lingard
64' And the final United change sees Fellaini replace Lingard.
A. Martial
Ander Herrera
64' Martial comes on for United at the expense of Herrera.
Nacho Monreal
S. Kolašinac
64' Monreal replaces the injured Kolasinac with the second.
D. Welbeck
R. Nelson
64' Wholesale changes for both sides. Nelson is replaced by Welbeck with the first Gunners' change.
62' An injury concern for Arsenal again as it's Kolasinac now who looks worse for wear. United work it around in possession with the Gunners' defender hobbling around at the back, in need of some attention. He's looking over at the bench wanting a change.
60' Into the final 30 minutes and it's excellently poised now. Arsenal have a bit between their teeth, with some of these young players looking to stake a claim to a starting place going forward. They certainly have been the better side since the restart and remain on top here.
58' Young receives a stern talking to for a bad challenge on Mkhitaryan out on the flank, but avoids a caution. Arsenal are really in the ascendency and have a great chance to test De Gea with the resulting free-kick, but Xhaka whips a delivery harmlessly behind for a goal kick.
56' Henrikh Mkhitaryan is the first player to score for and against Manchester United in the same Premier League season.
54' Xhaka has picked up a knock here but pops to his feet as he wants to avoid getting looked at by the training staff. He wants to try and jog this off. With injuries already piled up in the Gunners' midfielder, they can ill-afford to lose him ahead of Thursday's trip to Madrid.
53' Well that's certainly brought the match to life! United haven't come close to hitting top gear today, but that equaliser definitely injected a bit of urgency into their game.
G. Xhaka
51' Xhaka provides the assist.
H. Mkhitaryan
51' ARSENAL BACK ON LEVEL TERMS! Mkhitaryan puts his arms up as he forgoes celebrating against his former side, but that is a truly terrific strike into the bottom corner from 20 yards! It's Wenger's final signing that has the equaliser - a player who was largely disregarded towards the end of his United tenure under Mourinho.
M. Rashford
R. Lukaku
50' The knock picked up by Lukaku stems from a Mavropanos challenge, and the striker has given up on trying to play through the pain here. He signals over to the touchline for a change, before dropping to the ground and waving the training staff out. That's the end of his match, with Rashford on to replace him.
48' Maitland-Niles has been a bright spot for the Gunners today and he helps them start the second half on the front foot here, but just can't get a shot off on the end of a lovely run. Meanwhile, Lukaku has picked up a knock and is moving awfully slowly away from the ball as Rashford begins warming up.
46' The second half is underway...
In-form Paul Pogba has Manchester United ahead at the interval in Arsene Wenger's Old Trafford farewell, but Jose Mourinho can't be too pleased with how his side have sort of sleepwalked through the first half against a very experimental Arsenal side, with the Gunners keeping their focus on the Europa League. Hopefully things pick up a bit after the restart.
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added on at the end of this first half.
43' United are definitely pressing higher when Arsenal are on the ball, but they just don't seem terribly eager. It's almost a half-hearted press from the hosts that hasn't caused the Gunners any real problems.
41' OFF THE POST! Don't think Young meant to do that, but he nearly produces United's second with a cross-cum-shot that rattles off the near post! Ospina seemed to be taken by surprise as well, though he very well could have had that covered had it threatened to actually creep in.
40' Paul Pogba has been directly involved in four goals in his last four Premier League games (3 goals, 1 assist); as many as in his previous 12 games in the competition.
38' Of course the same can be said about the United defence, which has done very well to keep Arsenal to the periphery. The Gunners have had a few bright moments on the ball, but they haven't been able to actually penetrate the hosts' back line.
36' Full credit to Arsenal for how well they have kept United out in this half. A poorly timed challenge from Xhaka resulted in the opening goal, but otherwise this youthful Gunners' side has done very well to stifle the hosts' attempts to get forward.
34' United are enjoying another lengthy spell on the ball, but again the intensity levels in Old Trafford just haven't been up to par. This is a late-season match with little at stake, and it's showing.
32' Arsenal are lacking a bit of width in defence. They need to spread out more to cut out that switch ball that United have been picking out with consistency. Luckily for them they have been let off the hook by a general lack of ideas from the hosts when in the final third.
30' This will be the 19th meeting between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger in all competitions - Mourinho didn’t lose any of the first 13 (W7 D6) but has lost two of the last five (W2 D1). However, he’s never lost at home against Wenger in seven matches (W4 D3).
28' Arsenal starting to show a bit more in possession, adopting a bit of urgency. The final ball has continued to let them down, however, this from Bellerin just lacking the accuracy to get through for Aubameyang at the far post, as De Gea collects.
26' Penalty appeals denied! Sanchez tracks back and slides into the back of Nelson with a hooked challenge to break up the move. That looked at least enough for a shout, but the referee isn't at all interested. How about that defensive work rate from the Chilean? Clearly looking to prove a point against his former side.
G. Xhaka
Yellow Card
24' Xhaka drags Lingard down quite cynically from behind and that will unquestionably see him into the book. It's a yellow for the Arsenal midfielder.
22' The match hasn't exactly opened up since the goal. With no real consequence to a defeat, it's perhaps a bit surprising to see Arsenal set-up in such a defensive shell. You'd like to see them have a real go at it here.
20' INCHES WIDE! Arsenal responding well here to falling behind, and a lovely touch from Maitland-Niles helps him tee up Mkhitaryan, but the attacker drags his shot agonisingly wide of the far post from 20 yards! That had De Gea beaten and likely would have been in had it been on target!
18' The Red Devils haven’t completed a league double over the Gunners since the 2011-12 campaign. They won the reverse fixture 3-1 at the Emirates earlier this season. The last Man Utd manager other than Sir Alex Ferguson to achieve this was Ron Atkinson in the 1984-85 campaign.
P. Pogba
16' UNITED DRAW FIRST BLOOD! Pogba the architect and the scorer as the hosts take the lead! The Frenchman drives forward showing great intent and sprays a ball out wide for Lukaku. The striker clips a cross in towards the far post for Sanchez who hits the woodwork with his header, but Pogba is on hand to finish off the rebound!
13' United have adopted a very patient approach in possession, with Arsenal not keen to press high up the pitch. As a result the ball has been largely contained in the midfield third, with the entirety of the hosts' possession coming in front of the Arsenal defence.
11' The tempo hasn't been the best through the opening 10 minutes here at Old Trafford. These sides have nowhere really to move in the table, and their performance and intensity levels thus far reflect that.
9' Arsenal enjoy their first prolonged spell in possession, coming on the end of United's best attack of the match thus far. Lingard got into an encouraging position in the penalty area and drove a delivery across the face of goal, but Arsenal just managed to turn it away from harm.
7' The average age of Arsenal's starting XI (24y 67d) is their youngest for a Premier League game since August 2011, which was also at Old Trafford against Manchester United (24y 65d) when they lost 8-2.
5' United are starting in the ascendancy now, looking to push the pace and get after this make-shift Arsenal defence. Pogba is presented with a great chance from in close, but he gets his angles all wrong and fires wide of the near post.
3' These sides are feeling each other out in the opening minutes, exchanging possession without much intent. There's a decent atmosphere inside the stadium, but with the stakes not high here today, it's not exactly deafening.
1' AND THEY'RE OFF! Manchester United in red and Arsenal in blue for this one...
With one - if not both - eyes on Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg in Madrid, Wenger has named a very experimental side, making seven changes from last weekend's 4-1 win over West Ham. January signing and 20-year-old centre-half Mavropanos is handed a surprise Premier League debut, while Chambers, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Nelson and Aubameyang are also called into the XI along with Mkhitaryan, who makes his return following a lengthy injury absence.
Jose Mourinho names a full-strength side as he looks to continue his dominance over Wenger, making just one change from last weekend's FA Cup victory over Tottenham - Lindelof replacing Phil Jones in the centre of defence.
SUBS: Rob Holding, Nacho Monreal, Danny Welbeck, Petr Cech, Edward Nketiah, Jordi Osei-Tutu, Joe Willock.
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): David Ospina; Hector Bellerin, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Calum Chambers, Sead Kolasinac; Ashley Maitland-Niles, Granit Xhaka; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Reiss Nelson, Alex Iwobi; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
SUBS: Marcos Rojo, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Marouane Fellaini, Scott McTominay, Joel Castro.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-3-3): David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young; Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba; Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku.
A victory here would secure Manchester United a top-four finish, though that seems an inevitability at this point, while the Gunners will want to give Wenger a winning Old Trafford send-off – though they will have one eye on Thursday’s trip to Madrid.
There’s little to play for today when these sides take the pitch, which should take away from the drama, but with nemesis Jose Mourinho on the touchline there shouldn’t be a lack of fireworks for Wenger’s final Old Trafford visit with Arsenal.
Wenger’s 27 visits to Old Trafford have produced some of the most memorable moments in Premier League history – Overmars’ winner en route to the title in 1998, the Battle of Buffet, the 8-2 defeat and his famous stand after being sent off in 2009… just to name a few.
In Arsene Wenger’s more than two decades as Arsenal manager, Old Trafford has been a prominent fixture, with some of the highest and lowest moments during the Frenchman’s tenure coming at the Theatre of Dreams.
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