Georgina Turner
Monday December 13th, 2010

Intro:

The rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United might not have quite the seething, jaw-clenching resentment that had Roy Keane snarling at Patrick Vieira in the tunnel in 2005, but there's something about this pair of teams. The 1990's 21-man fight, the Martin Keown-Ruud van Nistelrooy face-off of 2003, 2004's Pizzagate ... like warring siblings who swear they won't ruin Christmas again, they just can't help themselves.

Patrice Evra has done his best to whip things up by calling Arsenal a "training centre with no trophies," prompting Samir Nasri to promise the Gunners (a point ahead of United, which has a game in hand) "will show him."

The brawl match kicks off Monday at 3 p.m. ET, so join me from 2.45 p.m. for live instant updates. If you want to share your thoughts on the game, or anything else at least tenuously soccer related, feel free to email georgina.turner.si@gmail.com, or tweet @georgina_turner.

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