Arsenal fans will be hoping that Arsene Wenger and the players can carry on from where we left off in the last two games against Manchester United, rather than the general trend against our old rivals in the last decade. Because apart from our win at OLd Trafford last season on the way to the FA cup trophy and our 3-0 demolition of them at the Emirates earlier in the season, it has not been much fun playing them in recent years.
But the Gunners are favourites to win this big match for a reason and even though United have the Spanish keeper David De Gea back in the starting XI, they have a massive injury list including their top two strikers Rooney and Martial and their best defender Chris Smalling.
Arsene Wenger has a few injury problems of his own to cope with but our situation is much better which you can see from the respective teams. Gabriel is fit again and replaces Mertesacker, while Giroud is dropped to the bench with Welbeck coming in and Walcott starts on the right.
Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal
Walcott, Ozil, Sanchez
Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Elneny, Campbell, Iwobi, Giroud.
The Arsenal bench looks pretty strong as well but hopefully Wenger will not need it and the players that start can inflict more misery on this second rate United team and their under pressure boss Louis van Gaal.