After their mauling at Liverpool, Arsenal will be looking to put things right against Manchester United, for whom this game is also crucial.
Arsenal’s failure to cope with Liverpool’s attacking players on Saturday saw them replaced at the top of the Premier League table by Chelsea. And while it was their first defeat since a similarly humbling loss at Manchester City in December, it has once again raised questions over their capability of winning the title for the first time in a decade.
David Moyes was left to reflect on another bad day at the office on Sunday as his Man Utd side dropped more home points, this time in dramatic circumstances against bottom club Fulham.
Having seen the champions deliver a staggering 81 crosses, and go 2-1 in front in the dying minutes, the Scot was left to question the players’ mental strength, as it means their chances of making the top four are now in considerable doubt.
The hosts remain without long-term absentees Theo Walcott and Abou Diaby, but manager Arsene Wenger could make several changes from their game at Anfield.
The champions could hand a recall to Rio Ferdinand in defence, but Luis Nani and Marouane Fellaini are still out.
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