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Dec 2, 2017 at 5.30pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
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Lacazette (49')
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Valencia (4'), Lingard (11', 63')
Pogba (74')

Team News: Alexandre Lacazette starts against Manchester United

Team News: Lacazette starts against United
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Alexandre Lacazette is passed fit to start for Arsenal as they welcome Manchester United to the Emirates.

Alexandre Lacazette has been passed fit to start for Arsenal as they welcome Manchester United to the Emirates this evening.

The Frenchman had been ruled as a major doubt for the encounter by Gunners manager Arsene Wenger after he was forced off at half time of the 5-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Wednesday with a groin complaint but recovers to lead the line tonight.

Wenger is able to name an identical starting XI as he did against the Terriers as he looks to extend a 12-game winning run at home, with Alexis Sanchez overcoming a minor hamstring problem to partner Mesut Ozil as attacking support for Lacazette.

Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac will play down either wing, with Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka tasked with marshalling the midfield.

Petr Cech is between the sticks and there is an unchanged back three of Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal.

Options for Wenger on the bench include Olivier Giroud, Alex Iwobi - fit after leg problems - Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere.

As for United, Jose Mourinho also names an unchanged starting lineup following the 4-2 victory at high-flying Watford in midweek, with Nemanja Matic passed fit to start in midfield despite limping off early against the Hornets.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is missing entirely for the visitors, having featured four times from the bench since his recovery from a serious knee injury.

Romelu Lukaku continues to spearhead the United attack with support from Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, both of whom scored last time out.

Fresh from his brace in midweek, Ashley Young keeps his place down the left wing, with Antonio Valencia on the right and Paul Pogba partnering Matic in the middle.

Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo make up an unchanged backline ahead of David de Gea in goal, while options on the bench include Marcus Rashford, Juan Mara, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ander Herrera.

Arsenal: Cech; Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Sanchez; Lacazette
Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Welbeck, Giroud

Manchester United: De Gea; Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo; Valencia, Matic, Pogba, Young; Lingard, Martial; Lukaku
Subs: Romero, Darmian, Blind, Mkhitaryan, Herrera, Mata, Rashford

Keep up with all of the action from the Emirates this evening with Sports Mole's live text commentary here.

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