Arsenal will face yet another daunting task on Sunday as they head to Old Trafford to face a wounded Manchester United side looking to bounce back from a humbling 4-nil defeat at Crystal Palace.

The Gunners are under immense pressure to keep their title hopes alive and a slip-up in any of their remaining two fixtures would diminish any chance of claiming the title from the rampant Manchester City. A win for City on Saturday will demote the Gunners to second place, which would certainly add to their impetus going into Sunday’s match.

Mikel Arteta’s title hopefuls have displayed an impressive run of form in their recent matches, however, Old Trafford remains an elusive hunting ground for the Gunners. The Londoners have won just a single league fixture across their previous sixteen visits to Old Trafford.  

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Manchester United’s hopes of qualifying for the European competition continue to fade as they etch closer and closer to the bottom half of the log. The prospect of ending the season beyond the seventh position, their lowest in history, is a record that Erik Ten Hag would want to avoid at all costs.

The Red Devils have registered only one win from their previous five league outings, with the former Ajax manager citing respective injuries to key players as the reason for their poor run of form. 

That being said, Marcus Rashford and Lisandro Martinez are tipped to go straight into the starting lineup come Sunday. There is also the potential return of midfielders Scott Mctominay and Bruno Fernandes, who may be included in the matchday squad. 

The contrasting recent forms of both these teams place Arsenal as firm favorites for Sunday’s match and any other results will come as a huge surprise for many football-loving fans.

Written by Benny Mhlongo