- Arsenal might turn the heat on Manchester United at the Old Trafford on Sunday
- Arsenal last beat Manchester United from an Adebayor goal in 2006
- Other EPL fixtures as the league continues on Saturday and Sunday
Arsenal are just coming from a defeat to Barcelona in the Uefa champs league encounter where they were beaten 2-0 and would want to preserve some pride on Sunday.
It has been close to 10 years since Arsenal beat Manchester United to a league win at Old Trafford. The 2006 conquest was spearheaded by Adebayor, who scored against the Red Devils in 2006.
Louis Vaan Gaal would want to win this game especially when he is playing at the Old Trafford and save his blushes but he must remember Wenger has also got to guard himself from conceding what will become Arsenal’s 700 Premier League goals under him.
The first player to score a top-flight goal against Wenger's Arsenal was Vinnie Jones for Wimbledon in 1996.
It thus promises to be a tough duel in that, a bad result will greatly hurt Van Gaal who is coming from a win over Midtjylland in Europa.
Anthony Martial, David De Gea and Chris Smalling are part of an injury-plagued United team who must come out of the doldrums and put some smiles back at the faces of their supporters.
Arsenal will be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gabriel, who has been absent due to a hamstring problem.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is very much aware of the occasion and says: "It is the key period. We work the whole season for this period and that's where you're really tested but it's where you have an opportunity to show quality, nerves and desire as well.
"Everybody drops points. It is unpredictable. We have rebuilt a good run in the Premier League and we need to continue that.
"We need to get over the disappointment of the result [against Barcelona] in the Premier League."
Other Saturday fixtures
West Ham v Sunderland 12:45
Leicester v Norwich 15:00
Southampton v Chelsea 15:00
Stoke v Aston Villa 15:00
Watford v Bournemouth 15:00
West Brom v Crystal Palace 17:30
Sunday 28th February
Liverpool v Everton postponed
Newcastle v Man City postponed
Man Utd v Arsenal 14:05
Tottenham v Swansea 14:05