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FA Cup Quarter Finals: Manchester United vs Arsenal: Team News

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Manchester United host arch rivals Arsenal in their FA Cup Quarter Final tie tonight.

Both these clubs have won the competition a record 11 times each. Additionally, both of them have played 18 finals in the competition each, which is another record. The clubs have met each other 13 times in the FA Cup, with the Red Devils winning on 7 of those occasions, and the Gunners emerging victorious 6 times.

For the record, United have won 11 and lost just 1 of their last 15 matches against the Gunners in all competitions.

Moving on to the teams, the hosts are without forward Robin van Persie, who is out with an ankle injury. Also not playing a part in the game is Jonny Evans, who starts his six-match ban, for spitting at Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse, from this game. Luke Shaw makes a return to the starting Xi.

On the other hand, the visitors are without defender Gabriel Paulista, who is out with a hamstring injury. Additionally, manager Arsene Wenger has made 5 changes to the side that faced Queens Park Rangers in their last match, with Wojciech Szczesny, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck returning to the starting lineup.


Teams:

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Herrera, Di Maria, Fellaini, Young, Rooney

Substitutes - Valdes, Rafael, Jones, Carrick, Januzaj, Mata, Falcao

Arsenal: Szczesny, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Alexis, Welbeck

Substitutes - Martinez, Gibbs, Chambers, Ramsey, Giroud, Walcott, Akpom