The Gunners are not only looking to get a win to move further ahead of their competition in the title race but also gunning for revenge.
Incidentally, United are the only side to have defeated them in the Premier League so far this season.
They did so in rather controversial fashion at Old Trafford earlier this season in a game that still irks Mikel Arteta’s side.
Arsenal have been extremely dominant at home this season, not losing a single game and thwarting the most severe of threats thanks to the help of their fans.
They will be looking to keep that form intact and kick United out of the title race with an emphatic win.
Big Stakes Game At Emirates Stadium
This is definitely going to be a match with quite a lot riding on it. Arsenal knows that they need to keep winning games to ensure Manchester City doesn’t catch up on them. United need a win if they aspire to continue an ambitious title challenge.
That is why this can be expected to be a tightly-contested, thrilling game. Both teams are in a run of good form, having dominated games after the season restarted. Arsenal and United have both only dropped points once in all their games after the World Cup.
Arsenal love playing attacking football using their menacing attacking players and are energized by the thunderous support of the Emirates crowd. United have been defensively really strongly, only conceding three goals in their last eight outings.
So this clash of two contrasting styles should result in an action-packed game, the result of which can have severe repercussions on the Premier League race.
The Gunners are going to miss Gabriel Jesus, who is still out of action until March. Reiss Nelson is out with a knock too. New signing Leandro Trossard only joined them days ago but could make the squad if Arteta feels that he is ready enough.
Predicted Arsenal XI: Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah
United are dealing with some injury issues right now. Anthony Martial and Diogo Dalot are major doubts as they deal with a few niggles.
Jadon Sancho is still not match-fit as per Erik ten Hag. Donny van de Beek is out for the rest of the season. But the biggest miss for the Red Devils will be that of influential midfielder Casemiro, who has been ruled out for accumulating 5 yellow cards.
Predicted Manchester United XI: David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Fred, Scott McTominay, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes, Antony, Marcus Rashford
Facts to Know
- Arsenal have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 7 Premier League matches.
- Manchester United are undefeated in their last 6 games in the Premier League.
- The last 3 games between Arsenal and United have seen an average of over 2.5 goals scored.
How to watch Arsenal vs Man United?
UK: Sky Sports Main Event, 16:30 GMT kick-off.
US: USA Network, Peacock (Streaming). 11:30 ET kick-off.
Australia: Optus Sport, 03:30 AEDT kick-off.
Canada: FuboTV Canada, 11:30 ET kick-off.