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By DAN KARELL
After suffering a gut-punch defeat to Liverpool, Arsenal have a chance to gather themselves up and move into first place in the English Premier League on Wednesday when they host Manchester United.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed his players to forget about the harsh loss last Saturday and pick themselves off the ground. Mesut Özil in particular, who drew criticism from the press, is expected to provide more for Arsenal against the Red Devils, who counter with a lineup consisting of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, and former Arsenal forward Robin Van Persie.
In addition to Arsenal-Man United, Fulham host Liverpool, Swansea City visit Stoke City, and Newcastle host Tottenham in a mid-table clash.
Other games to watch for on Wednesday include a Coppa Italia clash between AS Roma and Napoli, Real Sociedad facing Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey, and Hamburg hosting high-flying Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal. In the evening, the Copa Libertadores continues with four matches, highlighted by Mexico’s Club Leon hosting Brazilian club Flamengo.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s schedule is after the jump):
2:30pm – Hamburg vs. Bayern Munich – ESPN3/Univision Deportes
2:45pm – Arsenal vs. Manchester United – NBCSN
2:45pm – Stoke City vs. Swansea City – Premier League Extra Time/NBC Sports Live Extra
2:45pm – Newcastle vs. Tottenham – Premier League Extra Time/NBC Sports Live Extra
2:45pm – Napoli vs. AS Roma – beIN Sports Play
2:55pm – Nice vs. AS Monaco – ESPN3/Univision Deportes 2
4pm – Real Sociedad vs. Barcelona – beIN Sports USA
7pm – Club Leon vs. Flamengo – Fox Deportes
9:30pm – Deportivo Cali vs. Cerro Porteño – Fox Deportes