Man Utd vs Arsenal: 3 key battles to watch at Old Trafford

  • Arsenal will make the trip to Manchester United on Sunday
  • A rare Old Trafford win would bring the title race down to the final day
  • The Gunners can claim a first league double over United in 17 years
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3. Rasmus Hojlund vs Gabriel

Gabriel, Rasmus Hojlund
Arsenal FC v Manchester United - Premier League / Michael Steele/GettyImages

Does anyone remember that penalty incident between them at the Emirates....?

After a rich vein of mid-season form, Rasmus Hojlund has stuttered again of late and will probably (hopefully) get little change out of the Arsenal defence.

Gabriel will be leading that imperious unit this weekend, and he represents an ideal candidate to frustrate the big Dane. Few defenders can rival Hojlund physically quite like ‘Big Gabi’ or match him for speed when bearing down on goal, while the excellent understanding shared by our centre-back duo should greatly limit his chances of making an impact.

Still, it is no easy task despite the demoralised opposition, as Hojlund can drop deep and try drag the Gunners out of position. Additionally, his pace and striking instincts could easily see him drift into dangerous, goal-scoring areas, so Gabriel needs to stay on guard in order to protect the clean sheet.

Our no.6 loves to celebrate a tackle, and another celebration-worthy effort here could be very important for the goal-difference stakes.