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Santi Cazorla gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Man Utd 2-1 Arsenal.Assist by Andrey Arshavin.
Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.
Mikel Arteta concedes a free kick for a foul on Robin van Persie. Caution for Mikel Arteta. Wayne Rooney takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line played to the near post, Luis Nani takes a shot. Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.
Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in.
Corner taken right-footed by Wayne Rooney to the near post, Olivier Giroud makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafael Da Silva by Andrey Arshavin. The referee shows Andrey Arshavin a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Oliveira Anderson.
Wayne Rooney challenges Theo Walcott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wayne Rooney is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Lukas Podolski goes off and Andrey Arshavin comes on. Luis Nani is brought on as a substitute for Antonio Valencia. Direct free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.
Oliveira Anderson is ruled offside. Vito Mannone takes the free kick.
Ashley Young concedes a free kick for a foul on Bacary Sagna. Direct free kick taken by Bacary Sagna.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Robin van Persie. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Shot from inside the area by Theo Walcott clears the bar.
Clarindo Andre Santos challenges Robin van Persie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Oliveira Anderson takes the direct free kick.
Mikel Arteta fouled by Oliveira Anderson, the ref awards a free kick. Oliveira Anderson is shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Blocked by Mikel Arteta.
Jack Wilshere challenges Patrice Evra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Wilshere is sent off. Direct free kick taken by Jonny Evans.
Shot on goal by Oliveira Anderson from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Patrice Evra grabs a headed goal from close range. Man Utd 2-0 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Wayne Rooney.
Short corner taken by Wayne Rooney.
Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Carrick on Santi Cazorla. Free kick crossed by Jack Wilshere.
Ashley Young is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Robin van Persie challenges Bacary Sagna unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robin van Persie goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Oliveira Anderson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Cleverley. Direct free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.
Jack Wilshere fouled by Tom Cleverley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Theo Walcott.
The referee penalises Robin van Persie for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Clarindo Andre Santos sends in a cross.
Foul by Jack Wilshere on Robin van Persie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Robin van Persie.
Shot from close in by Olivier Giroud strikes the post.
Theo Walcott comes on in place of Aaron Ramsey.
Ashley Young fouled by Santi Cazorla, the ref awards a free kick. David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Carrick has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
Inswinging corner taken by Wayne Rooney from the left by-line played to the near post, Olivier Giroud makes a clearance.
Effort from deep inside the area by Antonio Valencia misses to the left of the goal.
Wayne Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
Ashley Young fouled by Aaron Ramsey, the ref awards a free kick. Jonny Evans takes the direct free kick.
Santi Cazorla is adjudged to have handled the ball. Penalty taken by Wayne Rooney and missed.
Wayne Rooney delivers the ball, Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.
Foul by Rafael Da Silva on Lukas Podolski, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lukas Podolski.
Corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line to the near post, Header by Olivier Giroud from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Tom Cleverley concedes a free kick for a foul on Santi Cazorla. The referee shows Tom Cleverley a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Mikel Arteta delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Jonny Evans makes a clearance.
Michael Carrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Wilshere. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere by Rafael Da Silva. Free kick taken by Jack Wilshere.
Tom Cleverley delivers the ball, clearance by Thomas Vermaelen.
The offside flag is raised against Ashley Young. Per Mertesacker takes the indirect free kick.
Mikel Arteta concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Young. Jonny Evans takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Clarindo Andre Santos, save by David De Gea.
Ashley Young challenges Bacary Sagna unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Young receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Aaron Ramsey takes the direct free kick.
Shot from 12 yards by Wayne Rooney. Save by Vito Mannone.
The referee penalises Antonio Valencia for handball. Clarindo Andre Santos takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Antonio Valencia by Clarindo Andre Santos. Antonio Valencia restarts play with the free kick.
Wayne Rooney takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Olivier Giroud makes a clearance.
The official flags Olivier Giroud offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jonny Evans.
Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save made by Vito Mannone.
Ashley Young crosses the ball, Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Robin van Persie. Indirect free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Jack Wilshere. Caution for Jack Wilshere. Jonny Evans takes the direct free kick.
Clarindo Andre Santos has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Santi Cazorla fouled by Michael Carrick, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
Mikel Arteta challenges Tom Cleverley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Carrick.
Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young. Free kick taken by Michael Carrick.
Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Robin van Persie. Ashley Young restarts play with the free kick.
A goal is scored by Robin van Persie from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Rafael Da Silva.
Ferguson: Van Persie deserves respect
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson would be surprised if Robin van Persie was not given a warm reception by Arsenal fans this weekend.
The prolific Dutchman is poised to face his former club for the first time since joining United in a #24million summer deal as the Gunners visit Old Trafford in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.
Van Persie scored 37 goals for the Londoners last season but, with his contract running down, opted not to renew and the club sold to their rivals.
The 29-year-old has since made a fine start at United, scoring nine times in 12 appearances.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said Van Persie, who was brought to England from Feyenoord by the Gunners in 2004, deserves respect and Ferguson agrees.
Ferguson said: "I think Arsene has laid his seed for his supporters in terms of respecting him.
"I think, if you think about all the former players who have come back to Old Trafford, they always get a warm applause.
"I don't think he'll have a problem tomorrow. I think the fans will recognise the eight years he gave them and I think that will be nice."
As well as scoring goals, Van Persie has made a good all-round contribution to the United cause and Ferguson thinks he has settled quickly because no acclimatisation was necessary.
Ferguson said: "He is a mature player and I think that helps, and the experience he has got playing eight years in England.
"The fact he has played in England makes it easier to go to another English club.
"It has been very satisfying for us. It has been a fantastic start and hopefully he keeps it going."
United have no fresh injuries following their two matches against Chelsea over the past week.
Defender Chris Smalling continues to make good progress in training in his recovery from a broken metatarsal, but the game will come too soon.
Fellow centre-back Phil Jones (knee) is also not quite ready, while another defender, Nemanja Vidic (knee), and midfielder Shinji Kagawa (knee) remain sidelined.
Meanwhile, Wenger maintains revenge will not be on the agenda at Old Trafford.
The Gunners return for the first time since they were humiliated 8-2 by the Red Devils in August 2011.
Wenger, however, insists while painful at the time, that freak result is now well and truly out of the squad's system.
"Revenge? No. Of course there is an emotional aspect to a result like that, but on a footballing front I don't think you give it too much importance," he said.
"It is down to a team being much better than another that the scores are high, or down to special circumstances. On the day I think the result was down to special circumstances.
"That is why the emotional meaning is big, but the footballing meaning is not very big, and we have had that behind us for a long, long time now."
Arsenal report no fresh injury worries from their thrilling midweek Capital One Cup win at Reading.
England midfielder Jack Wilshere and full-back Bacary Sagna are both likely to be in contention, but forward Theo Walcott - whose hat-trick helped the Gunners comeback from 4-0 down to win 7-5 - may be back on the bench after playing all 120 minutes at the Madejski Stadium.
Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hip) faces a fitness test, but winger Gervinho (ankle) will be out for around three weeks, while defender Kieran Gibbs (thigh), first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (ankle), midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) and Czech winger Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) all continue their rehabilitation.
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