After Arsenal were forced to accept a draw in our last Premier League match, which even though it was a north London derby was a disappointing result with the respective form that Arsenal and Tottenham took into the game, it is very important that we get back to winning ways this weekend.
Arsene Wenger will be hoping that the players produce a better performance against Manchester United than they did against the spuds, but the boss will need to get his tactics right as well, especially as he is coming up against his old enemy Jose Mourinho who the Frenchman has got a terrible record against.
The big question for me is what to expect from United. I have a feeling that despite the game being played at Old Trafford with the home crowd wanting the sort of exciting and attack driven football they got used to in the Sir Alex Ferguson era, Arsenal will come up against a typically Mourinho style big red bus.
Although United came up with a better performance and a convincing win in their last game, it was only against struggling Swansea City and Mourinho will surely know that they are up for a much tougher test from the Gunners. He has no Ibrahimovic to lead the line and has a few injury problems in defence as well so I think he will be happy with a point while hoping to nick a breakaway winner.
As long as Arsenal are ready for this approach I think we have the players to break United down but perhaps Wenger needs to recognise this in the team selection. Maybe Xhaka instead of Coquelin would add to our attacking threat and maybe the physical presence and link up play of Giroud would be better in a match where there will be little space for the forwards.
Do you expect Mourinho to park the United bus and if so will we be able to get past it?