Arsenal take on Manchester United on Sunday with three vital points on the line. Will they be able to take all three points to keep pace with Leicester at the top?
After their disappointing yet admittedly predictable loss against Barcelona in Champions League Round of 16 play, Arsenal will be looking to get back on track in a match of great importance in the Premier League. It has been a long time since a game against Manchester United actually mattered as much as tomorrow’s match at Old Trafford will come to mean, in terms of Arsenal’s title hopes.
Going into this game, Arsenal sit five points adrift from table-toppers Leicester City with a game at hand. Now, I may come to sound like a broken record, but this is undoubtedly a must win game for this Arsenal team. If they want to keep pace with Leicester and Tottenham in the race for their first league title in 11 years, the Gunners will need to do what they have not been able to accomplish since September of 2006.
Arsenal must come away from Old Trafford with all three points – and they may finally have the squad to do it. For the first time in a long time, Arsenal have a team of players that is superior to that of United’s in nearly every position. If they prove that on the pitch tomorrow, then that will be the determining factor should Arsenal snatch victory from Louis Van Gaal’s team.
Even with injuries to Gabirel, Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere, the Gunners still have a squad that is capable of beating top teams, as they showed in their vital win against their main rivals for the title in Leicester. Without a shadow of a doubt, Arsene Wenger’s team is more than capable of conquering this fixture, it is just a matter of whether the players show up or not.
Here is how Arsenal are likely to lineup at Old Trafford on Sunday.