Arsenal travel to Old Trafford today in search for an all important victory that will see them reduce the five-point gap that separates them from surprise league leaders Leicester City.
The gunners haven’t beaten Manchester United on their own turf in just about 10 years, losing six of the last eight duels between the two heavy-weights.
This match comes at the back of Arsenal’s demoralizing Champions League defeat at home to European giants Barcelona, a game in which the hosts wasted a host of valuable opportunities to get on the score-sheet.
Manchester United on the other hand recorded an impressive 5-1 victory against Danish side Midtjylland, to overturn a first half loss and make it through to Europa League’s last 16, where they are pitted against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool FC.
Luis van Gaal’s side will be without influential duo Wayne Rooney and David de Gea, as Antony Martial will have to be assessed before the game.
Arsenal will have to make do without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
In another league game, a resurgent Tottenham will host 16th placed Swansea at White Hart Lane, knowing a win for them and a negative result for Arsenal will open up a gap between the London neighbours.
League Cup Final
Manchester City face Liverpool in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley Stadium as both sides look to pocket a first trophy of the season.
Both sides go into today’s final at the back of important wins in Europe.
In their last league outings, Liverpool beat Aston Villa 6-0 while Man City lost at home to Tottenham, a game that many analysts say damaged their League title prospects.
With all these, today promises to be a great day for football fans across the globe.