Andre Marriner will be in charge when Arsenal take on Manchester United on Saturday, so what can both sides expect?

The referee from the West Midlands will take charge of his 15th game this season on Saturday.

So far, he’s refereed just the one Arsenal game: their 1-0 defeat at Stoke back in August.

Fans will remember that game for the decision to disallow Alexandre Lacazette’s equalising goal as he was millimetres offside.

Marriner has also refereed just the one Manchester United game this season, which was their 4-0 win over Everton in September.

That game remains the only Premier League game where he’s awarded a penalty this season.

Overall, he’s dished out 26 yellows card and a single red card in the Premier League so far.

The last big game encounter Marriner was in charge of was Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Liverpool in October.

Last season, Marriner was the referee for both league games between Arsenal and Manchester United.

There was no major controversy in either encounter, and we’ll be hoping for the same again on Saturday.

Arsenal have won two of the their last six games with Marriner as referee.

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