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MATCHDAY: Arsenal at Man United; Roma eyes Serie A lead

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Arsenal's Gabriel, centre, celebrates after the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/David Cliff)

Arsenal’s Gabriel, centre, celebrates after the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Aston Villa on the Emirates Stadium in London, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. (AP Picture/David Cliff)

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A have a look at what’s taking place in European soccer on Sunday:

ENGLAND

Arsenal can take a four-point lead atop the Premier League if it maintains its excellent report with a win towards Manchester United at Previous Trafford. It could be the primary time Arsenal has began a Premier League with six straight wins. Supervisor Mikel Arteta is coping with accidents in midfield, although, and is hoping playmaker Mikel Odegaard will probably be accessible after limping off in Wednesday’s win over Aston Villa. United supervisor Erik ten Hag should decide on whether or not new signing Antony is able to play straight away and whether or not to offer Casemiro a primary begin following his transfer from Actual Madrid. Within the early sport, Brighton hosts a Leicester aspect nonetheless in search of its first win.

ITALY

Roma will probably be trying to transfer again to the highest of Serie A with a win at Udinese. José Mourinho’s aspect has dropped factors solely as soon as, in a draw at Juventus. Nonetheless, Udinese is coming into the match on the again of a confidence-boosting victory over Fiorentina. On the different finish of the desk, Cremonese continues to be searching for its first factors and it hosts Sassuolo. Sampdoria travels to Hellas Verona, with each side seeking their first win. Bologna can also be nonetheless winless and visits Spezia.

SPAIN

Ernesto Valverde is having fun with his return to teaching at Athletic Bilbao with the Basque membership unbeaten and aiming for a 3rd consecutive win when it hosts Espanyol. Valverde, who had not coached since being fired from Barcelona in 2020, is in his third stint with Bilbao. In three video games, Bilbao has but to concede a aim whereas scoring 5. Bilbao striker Iñaki Williams, who holds a league report 236 consecutive appearances, is making an attempt to get better from a leg harm in time for the match. Unai Emery additionally has Villarreal unbeaten earlier than it welcomes Elche, which has but to win. Gennaro Gattuso’s Valencia goals to interrupt a two-game dropping run when it hosts Getafe, whereas Osasuna seeks a 3rd straight house victory towards Rayo Vallecano to remain within the higher half of the desk.

FRANCE

Lille travels to Montpellier hampered by accidents and in search of consistency. The 2021 champion has gained solely two of its 5 league video games below coach Paulo Fonseca. Remy Cabella and Tim Weah are sidelined, with a thigh and a foot harm respectively. Adam Ounas, who joined from Napoli on switch deadline day, may even be lacking due to a pulled hamstring. In different matches, unbeaten Lens is at Reims and Good hosts Monaco within the Riviera derby with each groups trying to shake off disappointing begins after choosing up simply 5 factors from their 5 opening matches.

GERMANY

Borussia Moenchengladbach is one in every of 4 Bundesliga sides nonetheless unbeaten. It welcomes Mainz, which has gained its final three away video games. Gladbach has gained its final 4 house video games. A 3rd straight draw between them is an efficient guess. Augsburg hosts Hertha Berlin in the one different match.

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This story was initially printed September 3, 2022 5:54 PM.

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