Manchester United are unbeaten in eight Premier League home games against Arsenal going into Sunday’s latest encounter at Old Trafford.
Anthony Martial is a doubt for United having missed Thursday night’s Europa League win over FC Midtjylland with a hamstring injury sustained in the warm-up, but David de Gea is expected to return from a knee problem for Louis van Gaal’s hosts.
Defenders Chris Smalling (shoulder) and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (unspecified) might also be available, but several other players are much further away from making their comebacks.
Arsenal will be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who injured his knee against Barcelona, but Gabriel expects to be in contention for a return in defence.
Kick-off at Old Trafford on Sunday is at 2.05pm.
- Manchester United have won six and lost none of their last eight Premier League games against Arsenal at Old Trafford.
- The Gunners’ win against United at Emirates Stadium earlier this season ended a run of eight Premier League matches without a victory against the Red Devils (W0 D3 L5).
- Manchester United (33) have scored fewer goals after 26 league games than in any season since 1989-90 (30).
- Manchester United have earned fewer points than in any other Premier League campaign after 26 games (41).
- Arsenal have only won two of their last seven Premier League away matches (W2 D3 L2), this following a run of 12 away matches where they won 10.
- Arsenal have kept five clean sheets in their last eight Premier League matches.
- Just 21% of the attempts Arsenal have made in the Premier League this season have been from outside the box, the lowest proportion in the top division.
- Manchester United and Arsenal have dropped seven points from winning positions away from home, the joint-most in the Premier League.
- Only three players (Thierry Henry 20 in 2002/03, Frank Lampard 18 in 2004/05 and Cesc Fabregas, 18 in 2014/15) have assisted more goals in a single Premier League season than Mesut Ozil (17) in 2015/16.
- Manchester United have scored 995 goals at Old Trafford in the Premier League.