The on field feuds that are likely to decide the match at the Emirates Stadium.
In the biggest match of the Premier League fixture list title hopefuls Arsenal host reigning champions Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.
Both sides will want to bounce back after disappointing results at the weekend and here are what are likely to be the key battles in the game.
Robin van Persie v Per Mertesacker
It’s likely that the Dutchman will start as a lone striker once again in this tie and with more physical prowess Mertesacker is likely to be given the responsibility of keeping the former Gunner quiet.
This will be easier said than done, with van Persie having scored 10 league goals in 13 starts this term and the home side’s defence having been shaken by a 5-1 defeat on Saturday.
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