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The Gunners may look to rivals Tottenham for inspiration as they look to record a first Premier League win at Old Trafford in 14 years, if they do.
Arsenal have lost their last two in a row in the league, against Manchester City and Leicester, and would have watched on as Spurs scored six at today’s venue last month.
Manchester United warmed up by thrashing RB Leipzig 5-0 in the Champions League thanks in large part to Marcus Rashford’s hat-trick as a substitute.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping his men can bring that attacking prowess into this clash, having watched them labour in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea last weekend.
Manchester United Team News
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer declared Manchester United have put their humiliating 6-1 defeat to Tottenham behind them as he prepares for his 100th game in charge today.
The Norwegian says the battering at the hands of former United manager Jose Mourinho was dealt with “internally” – but three wins out of four since that match is the response he wanted from his players.
Ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Arsenal, which see him take charge of a century of games, he believes United are looking themselves again after the 5-1 Champions League win against RB Leipzig midweek.
United are without the suspended Anthony Martial and new signing Alex Telles, who tested positive for Coronavirus.
Solskjaer has a decision to make over Donny van de Beek, who impressed on a rare start against Leipzig, with Bruno Fernandes expected to come back into the starting line-up.
Arsenal Team News
Arsenal will look to recall Gabriel Magalhaes and Kieran Tierney to their defence for today’s trip to face Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The pair were rested for Thursday’s Europa League win over Dundalk, but should return for this huge clash at Old Trafford.
Arsenal are light on bodies at centre-back, with Gabriel, Shkodran Mustafi and William Saliba their only available options for Sunday.
Saliba is still yet to make his Arsenal debut and is therefore unlikely to start, but he could make the bench.
Tierney should form a back-three with Gabriel and Mustafi, while ahead of them Thomas Partey is due to return in midfield after being rested on Thursday.
Bukayo Saka and Hector Bellerin were also given a night off against Dundalk, but look ready to come in as the wing-backs.
Going forward, Mikel Arteta has a debate over what to do. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could lead the line, but it is more likely he starts on the left.
Alexandre Lacazette can then play through the middle, with the fit-again Willian is expected to play wide
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