Premier League title hopes are gone, but locking up a top-3 spot is still important for these clubs so they won’t have to compete in the UEFA Champions League qualification stages. Ahead of the weekend, Manchester City sat with 73 points, Arsenal 70 and Manchester United 68, with the Gunners having a game in hand.
Arsenal are coming off what seems like their first league loss in forever. The Gunners had won nine of their last 10 matches before losing 1-0 to Swansea last Monday.
The same can’t be said about United as they recently just got out of a three-game losing streak, but finally grabbed three points last weekend at Crystal Palace.
These clubs met back in March in the FA Cup with Arsenal stealing a 2-1 win at Old Trafford, while the Red Devils were victorious 2-1 when they met in league play at the Emirates last November.
Here’s what you need to know about the match:
Sunday, May 17th
Old Trafford, Manchester
11:00 a.m. ET, 4:00 p.m. local time
NBCSN (US) / Sky Sports 1 (UK): (International viewers, click here for your local provider)
Scouting Manchester United
Record: 20-8-8, 4th (68 points)
Coach: Louis van Gaal, 1st season
Goals Per Game: 1.69
Clean Sheets: 10
Leading Goal Scorer: Wayne Rooney, 12
Assist Leader: Angel Di Maria, 10
Card Leader: Marcus Rojo, 6 yellow cards, Wayne Rooney, 5 yellow cards, 1 red card
Record: 21-7-7, 3rd (70 points)
Coach: Arsene Wenger 19th season
Goals Per Game: 1.89
Clean Sheets: 11
Leading Goal Scorer: Alexis Sanchez, 16; Olivier Giroud, 14
Assist Leader: Santi Cazorla, 9; Alexis Sanchez, 8
Card Leader: Calum Chambers, 7 yellow cards, 1 red card
Arsenal slipped up in their last match, but they’ll be ready for this one to close out their season. United have struggled against the better teams in the league and they will again in this one. However, neither team will separate, coming down to a 1-1 draw.