It is a huge game on Monday evening for Arsenal manager Unai Emery and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, one of them is not going to come out of the game in good shape.
A draw or loss will heap even more pressure on the beleaguered Solskjaer and a loss for Arsenal will have the same effect on Emery, that is the parlous state both managers are in right now.
For Emery, he has to make at least three huge calls, get any of them wrong and he could lose at Old Trafford and the fans will not be kind.
Who does the Spaniard risk in defence, does he bring back all three of Holding, Tierney and Bellerin, does he leave all three on the bench, does he keep Chambers in the line-up and does he risk starting with Luiz? He has to get this right, especially with United being short on forwards. Imagine if Arsenal concedes a couple of goals against a team with no recognised striker.
The Swiss international has been named as the new Arsenal captain but should Emery risk playing him in midfield when he is so clearly out of form, does he go with a man some Arsenal fans boo? Again, if he gets it wrong and United control the midfield and therefore the game the fans and pundits will react accordingly.
Will Emery risk going with the diamond formation once again? Will he go 4-3-3 or 4-3-2-1? He got the formation wrong against Liverpool and against Tottenham at the start of the North London derby and cannot afford to do the same at United. Does he select a formation to counter United’s strengths or does he go with a formation that highlights Arsenal’s strengths?
Lots of questions there and it is down to Emery to have the right answers, it is literally his job and he has to start making the right calls, especially the big ones.