Manchester United and Arsenal are set to clash at Emirates stadium this Sunday at 11 AM EST. United currently are holding court at the top at the table with two big wins in the last week while Arsenal continue to fluctuate in form. United will be hunting for a win to help further secure their number one spot while Arsenal will view a victory as vital to making their own way up to the top of the board.
Arsenal: Koscienly, Arteta, and Flamini are all expected to be out, but Francis Coquelin is expected to be fit for the match. Long time injuries Wilshere, Rosicky, and Welbeck are still side-lined.
Manchester United: Ander Herrera and Marcus Rojo are sidelined along with Luke Shaw. Michael Carrick missed play earlier in the week, but is expected back for Sunday.
Players to Watch:
Anthony Martial – Martial has played well against Arsenal before and he may come into the game with a bit of a chip on his shoulder after being passed over by Arsenal because of his price tag. He has taken Rooney’s spot at the point of attack and don’t expect that to change on Sunday. He’s not afraid to take on a defender or two before placing his shot making him dangerous whenever he receives the ball inside the box.
Alexis Sanchez – The Arsenal man has recorded four goals in his last two games. Three of those goals came in Arsenal’s victory over the previously unbeaten Leicester City. Sanchez looks to be in top form coming into the weekend.
Expect the game to be battled out in the midfield as both Arsenal and United build their attack methodically from the back. United is second only to Arsenal in the League for possession rate which should make for a hard fought game from both sides.