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Arsenal vs Chelsea LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

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Follow live coverage as Arsenal welcome Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League this afternoon.

The Gunners made a disastrous start to the new season last week with a 2-0 defeat by newly promoted Brentford and Mikel Arteta is already under pressure. The signings of Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale have helped to somewhat lift spirits at the club, but the former is unavailable this weekend and the latter is only likely to make the bench. Arteta will also have to contend with a depleted squad after captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette missed the loss to Brentford after contracting Covid-19 and the pair have only recently returned to full training.

For Chelsea, there is nothing but optimism and total confidence, with the club following up last season’s Champions League glory with victories in the Super Cup and their opening game against Crystal Palace. Thomas Tuchel’s side were imperious against the Eagles, with Trevoh Chalobah earning his right to remain at the club this season, and could have won by a far greater margin than three goals. But after completing the £97.5m signing of Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge, there can be few further concerns over the deadliness of the Blues’ attack and the Belgian is ready to make his Premier League return this afternoon. Follow all the action live below from the Emirates following the conclusion of Southampton vs Manchester United:

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Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd

90 mins: Five minutes of added time to play. We’re heading into Fergie time!

Michael Jones22 August 2021 15:48

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Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd

88 mins: Lingard’s sharpness has switched the momentum. He gets forward on the left and combines with Sancho to work the ball into the box. Sancho attempts to knock a pass into the six-yard box but a deflection loops the ball up for McCarthy to claim.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 15:46

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Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd

85 mins: Jesse Lingard is getting a run out. Manchester United need some of his spark for the final five minutes or so. They’re hanging on here. Nemanja Matic is the man replaced.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 15:43

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Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd

82 mins: Southampton aren’t settling for a point. They want the win. They’re bullying Man Utd in the middle of the pitch but are still lacking in the final third. They’re either going to score or Man Utd will hit them on a counter attack.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 15:41

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Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd

79 mins: James Ward-Prowse does take the free kick, he gets it up and over the wall but De Gea gets in behind it and punches the ball away setting Paul Pogba free on the counter attack. Pogba drives down the left side but is taken out and United have a free kick of their own.

Kyle Walker-Peters comes on for Southampton replacing Romain Perraud.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 15:37

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Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd

77 mins: Fred is off and Scott McTominay is on. United give the ball away again and Adams is free to run at Maguire, Maguire knows Adams is quicker so he cynically barges the forward to ground and picks up a yellow card. Southampton have a free kick and Ward-Prowse will be interested in this one.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 15:34

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SAVE! De Gea rescues United!

Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd

74 mins: This is a huge save! Harry Maguire is caught on the ball by Jame Ward-Prowse and his tackle knocks the ball to Che Adams. Adams immediately feeds the ball into the box for Adam Armstrong who runs onto it and whacks an effort at goal. David De Gea reads the play and leaps to his left, getting two hands to the shot to palm it wide of the post. Massive save from the Man Utd goalkeeper!

Michael Jones22 August 2021 15:32

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Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd

71 mins: Moussa Djenepo is taken off by Ralph Hasenhuttl. He was on a yellow card and making a few rash challenges. Ibrahima Diallo replaces him for Southampton.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 15:28

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Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd

69 mins: Djenepo hacks Fernandes down to the right of his own penalty area and United have a great chance to create something. Fernandes himself takes the set piece and he delivers it into the box. Oriol Romeu heads it as far as Greenwood whose volley from outside the box goes well wide of the target.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 15:27

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Southampton 1 – 1 Man Utd

66 mins: United are really turning up the heat now. Wan-Bissaka gets forward on the right and delivers a cross into the box. Fernandes is free and he belts a strong header at goal. McCarty dives across to make the save but he fumbles the ball and Pogba just can’t reach the rebound.

Michael Jones22 August 2021 15:24

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