Match Of The Week Live: Arsenal vs Manchester United

Well, we haven’t done this for a while, so I thought it would make a change to do it this evening. It’s the second leg of the semi-final of the European Cup and it’s Manchester United with a one goal lead from the first leg. The teams are as follows: Arsenal: Almunia, Sagna, Toure, Djourou, Gibbs, Walcott, Fabregas, Song Billong, Nasri, Van Persie, Adebayor. Subs: Fabianski, Eboue, Silvestre, Diaby, Denilson, Vela, Bendtner. Manchester United: Van der Sar, O’Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson, Park, Ronaldo, Rooney. Subs: Kuszczak, Rafael Da Silva, Evans, Giggs, Scholes, Berbatov, Tevez. So, no place for Carlos Tevez and no place for Dimitar Berbatov for United, while Arsenal have some young chap called Gibbs playing at full back. Never heard of him. If anyone would care to enlighten me, I would be most grateful. Manchester United’s 1-0 lead from the first leg means that Arsenal have to win this evening, and the lack of an away goal might prove to be decisive tonight. There are, at the time of writing, five minutes to kick off and the crowd seems strangely sparse from the pictures. Maybe the queues at the toilets are massive, though I thought there was one toilet per person at The Emirates. Or is that Wembley? You see one super-stadium, and you’ve seen them all. Anyway, check back for regular updates, and...

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