The high-flying Arsenal heads into the game against United on the back of a 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield town, on Saturday evening In a match that could see the Gunners move closer to United in the English Premier League table. Manchester United will go into the game at the Emirates stadium, on the back of their emphatic 4-2 thrashing of Watford on Tuesday evening. A win for United would momentarily reduce Manchester City's eight-point lead at the top the standings.

Arsenal is among the teams that are trailing the two Manchester clubs that have already occupied the first two positions on the league table.

Arsenal could move into the top three at the end of the weekend if Chelsea fails to win their match against Newcastle United.

Talking points

The Arsenal are on an impressive 12 match unbeaten streak in the Premier League at Emirates Stadium. Their last home defeat was back in January in a match that they lost against Watford.

The last six meetings across all competitions between the two teams have seen the host emerge victorious thrice, drawing twice and losing once. The Gunners have the edge over United after recording three wins while Manchester United is having only one victory and the remaining two games ending in a stalemate.

Manchester United is one of the few teams in Europe enjoying a great run in the domestic League.

United have only lost twice in the league this season. Jose Mourinho's men are also on the verge of qualifying into the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The now reinvigorated Gunners are enjoying a decent run of form in the league, winning all of their last three Premier League matches and will be looking to cement their place in the top four.

Arsenal last defeat against United in the league was in February 2016. Manchester United have only lost thrice in their last 21 games across all competitions, while the Arsenal have already lost four times in the league this season.

Team news

Arsene Wenger will miss the services of Alexandre Lacazette who got injured in the match against Huddersfield, Santiago Carzola remains a long-term absentee.

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are also doubtful for the match and will be subjected to a late fitness test to determine whether they will be able to feature in the match. Calum Chambers has not yet proved his fitness and will probably not be featured on the matchday squad.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho's side also has injury problems of their own. The gaffer will miss the services of Phil Jones and Eric Bailey through injury. United's skipper Michael Carrick is also a long-term absentee, Nemanja Matic also has fitness issues.

Full-time predictions: Arsenal 3-1 over Manchester United.