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When AC Milan will meet Inter Milan this weekend in the much anticipated fixture at the San Siro, old rivalries are set to be re-ignited and not only amongst the two teams, but also between two of it’s players: Nemanja Vidic Vs Fernando Torres, and with both of them reaching the climax of their careers. This match would provide both of them the dose of anxiety they felt, when they used to meet each other in the Barclays Premier League.

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During Vidic's days at Manchester United, he was shining as always under the coaching of Sir Alex Ferguson, while former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres was a source of nuisance amongst the English-Serbian defensive partnership of Manchester United.

And if you look back at the 4-1 victory Liverpool rejoiced in Rafa Benetiz’s 2nd last season at the helm, Vidic was all over the place when it came to him defending against Torres.

However, fast forward the days and after Torres fateful move to London, some fans will still recogonize the fact how Vidic tore apart Torres when he made a dive claiming for a penalty.

And like good days at the Stamford Bridge were few and far between for Torres, with that goal at Camp Nou as the high-point, his rivalry against Vidic came to a cold as the Spaniard wasn’t able to repeat his antics from those at Anfield days.

So this match, with all of its buildup being focused on the appointment of new manager Roberto Mancini, will provide the English fans a good look up. And like the good old days when both of these stand up together, there will be something special in the Italian Capital this weekend.

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Arsenal are set to welcome Manchester United today in a late Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium.
Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Referee: Mike Dean

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  • Both the sides have lost a games out of their last five games.
  • Arsenal have managed to get two clean sheets while the away side are with one in the last five fixtures.
Team News:
Mathieu Debuchy
Radamel Falcao
Laurent Koscielny
Marcos Rojo
David Ospina
Jonny Evans 
Abou Diaby
Daley Blind
Mesut Özil    
Ashley Young
Danny Welbeck
Phil Jones

Luke Shaw


Possible Lineups:

Possible Line-ups, Stats, Form Guide: Arsenal vs Manchester United

Arsenal (LDWWW)
Manchester United (WLDDW)
Swansea City 2 – 1 Arsenal
Manchester United 1 – 0 Crystal Palace
Arsenal 3 – 3 Anderlecht
Manchester City 1 – 0 Man United  
Arsenal 3 – 0 Burnley
Manchester United 1 – 1 Chelsea
Sunderland 0 – 2 Arsenal
West Brom 2 – 2 Manchester United
Anderlecht 1 – 2 Arsenal
Manchester United 2 – 1 Everton

Arsenal 0 – 0 Manchester United
Premier League, 2013-2014
Manchester United 1 – 0 Arsenal
Premier League, 2013-2014
Arsenal 1 – 1 Manchester United
Premier League, 2012-2013
Manchester United 2 – 1 Arsenal
Premier League, 2012-2013
Arsenal 1 – 2 Manchester United
Premier League, 2011-2012

Arsenal 1 – 1 Manchester United, a tough entertaining game.

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Defending English League Champions Manchester City will host Swansea City in a Premier League clash today at the Etihad Stadium.
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT 
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Referee: Neil Swarbrick

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  • The Citizens have won a single game in the last five fixtures.
  • Swansea City are unbeaten in the last five games, won three of them.
  • The away side have won a single game only in the last five meetings again City.
Team News: 
Manchester City are set to welcome their skipper captain Vincent Kompany as he is fit to play against Swansea City along with summer signing Eliaquim Mangala. The Belgian was out for almost three weeks.
But midfidler David Silva is still out with knee injury along with forward Edin Dzeko and full-back Aleksandar Kolarov who both are out with calf problems.

Meanwhile for the away side, midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has returned from suspension. Also, duo midfielders Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge are also back from groin injuries. All the three players missed the last game against Arsenal.
Possible Lineups:

Possible Line-ups, Stats, Form Guide: Manchester City vs Swansea City

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Although bad news are rare when it comes to the 5 times Champions League winning Bavarian side, Bayern Munich chairman has sprayed an ecstasy into Bayern Munich supporters after claims that were indirectly related to Bayern Munich transfer policy.
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After Manchester City oversaw an un-impressive start to the Premier League this season, the news regarding their last season top goal-scorer would not bring enough happiness into the ranks of Manchester City fans.
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Chelsea agree to sell their goalkeeper Petr Ceck to Arsenal in January.
Premier League side Arsenal have reached an agreement with local rival Chelsea for their star goalkeeper Petr Cech according to Daily Star.
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Arsenal eye 20-year-old Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet.
Premier League side Arsenal have shortlisted another midfielder for the January transfer window. Reports have suggested that Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet has been in continuous link with the Gunners in the recent weeks.
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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has given a good news to their supporters that summer record multimillion signing Angel Di Maria, midfielder Michael Carrick and goalkeeper David De Gea all are set to face Arsenal this weekend.
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Swansea City manager Garry Monk says that rumours linking his striker Wilfried Bony away from the Liberty Stadium will not stop despite of signing a new contract.
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In the buildup to arguably one of the most intriguing fixtures after the International break, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been handed a huge injury boost as captain Mikel Arteta and striker Olivier Giroud are both available for this fixture.
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