The Gunners will face another member of the so-called ‘big six’ on Monday night as they hope to secure a very rare win at Old Trafford.
Unai Emery watched his side draw 2-2 in last season’s corrrsponding fixture, despire managing to take the lead on two ocassions.
Arsenal are aware that the fact that rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur both won their games on Saturday means another poor result at Old Trafford would be significantly damaging to any hopes of a place in the top four.
Emery is expected to ring a few changes to his team, in response to the awful show defensively in last week’s win over Aston Villa at home.
The Arsenal boss will have to drop the likes of Granit Xhaka and summer signing David Luiz, if he truly intends to see some sort of improvement in the way his team defends.
Calum Chambers should move back to centre-back with Shkodran Mustafi only returning to play at right-back.
Mustafi – Chambers – Sokratis – Kolasinac
Guendouzi – Torreira – Ceballos
Pepe – Aubameyang – Ozil