Today’s trip to Old Trafford is an exciting one, with supporters still on a massive high after the 4-2 win over Spurs.
Although it appears that the wheels have come off the Manchester United juggernaut, fans would be well advised to treat this encounter with a degree of pessimism.
Old Trafford is an intimidating venue and the atmosphere will be electric. Don’t expect United not to be pumped up for this. They will put in a dogged performance, if not a spectacular one because José Mourinho will desperately want this win.
Emery has no choice but to make a change because Xhaka is suspended and it’s likely that Guendouzi will fill the vacant slot.
The bigger question is will Ozil return if fit ? I’m starting to doubt that and the Spaniard might even stick with his second half line up against Spurs.
Mustafi will be a last minute decision but Emery could pop Kolasinac in the centre of defence, especially if the rumours of Monreal’s return are true.
If Arsenal bring the same intensity and spirit to this game, then all bodes well.
It could be a very eventful night in the heart of Manchester but Mourinho will be planning to shut the shop, even with a number of key personnel missing.
United will counter and have the tools to produce an upset but surely momentum is with Arsenal.
It could be an extremely tight affair for the first 45 minutes and one goal may be enough to split the pair.