Arsenal vs. Manchester United: FA Cup 2019 Odds, Live Stream, TV Info

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIJanuary 24, 2019

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United  during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on January 2, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
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Arsenal take on Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Friday in what is the biggest tie in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The Gunners come into the game after a confidence-boosting 2-0 win over Chelsea but face a visiting side that have won seven games in a row under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


Date: Friday, January 25

Time: 7:55 p.m. GMT/2:55 p.m. ET

TV Info: BBC One (UK)

Live Stream: BBC iPlayerESPN+

Odds: Arsenal: 7-5, Draw: 5-2, Manchester United: 7-4

Odds according to Oddschecker.


Match Preview

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12:  Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on January 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
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Arsenal suffered more injury woe ahead of the game, with full-back Hector Bellerin ruled out for the rest of the season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

The 23-year-old joins Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding on the sidelines, although Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to return to training ahead of the game against his former club, per the club's official website.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is the most likely replacement for Bellerin, but Stephan Lichtsteiner is also an option.

Manager Unai Emery is aware of the threat facing his team from a resurgent Manchester United:

Mark Mann-Bryans @MarkyMBryans

Emery on playing #MUFC under Solskjaer and not Mourinho: “It’s a different team. It’s the same players but they’re playing with a big performance now. I was watching their last matches & each player has a lot of confidence, big performances & now they are very dangerous." #AFC

The Gunners cruised past League One Blackpool 3-0 in the third round at Bloomfield Road, and Emery is relishing being at home on Friday night, per James Olley at the Evening Standard.

"We are looking forward to playing this match on Friday because it's at our stadium, the Emirates, in front of our supporters," he said. "We feel very well in front of them, and we want to create a new atmosphere over 90 minutes on Friday, together with our supporters."

Friday's clash could see former Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez return to the Emirates as a player for the first time. The Chile international has not featured for the Red Devils since the third round win over Reading but is set to start, per James Robson at the Evening Standard.

Sanchez has slipped down the pecking order at Old Trafford because of an injury and the form of Marcus Rashford. The England international has five goals and an assist in his past seven games and is thriving under Solskjaer.

The Norwegian has the Red Devils enjoying their football again and has already carved his name into the history books:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

6 - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the first ever @ManUtd manager to win their first six league games in charge of the club. Historic. #MUNBHA https://t.co/keaKcecLff

Manchester United's winning streak will ensure the Red Devils head to the Emirates full of confidence, and on current form, they will take some stopping.


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