Arsenal will host Manchester United in a thrilling FA Cup fourth round tie at the Emirates on Friday. The Gunners enter the encounter soaring high in confidence after clinching a derby 2-0 win over cross-city rivals Chelsea on Saturday.
The victory, as a result, ensured that Unai Emery's side kept its hope of securing a top-four finish alive with the point deficit held by fourth-placed Chelsea now reduced to just four. Against Manchester United on Friday, Arsenal will aim to end a three-game winless streak.
The task is undoubted daunting as the Red Devils have been massively invigorated following the arrival of interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Last Saturday's win over Brighton & Hove Albion ensured that the Norwegian coach became the first in the history of the club to win his first seven games in charge.
With the likes of Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, and Paul Pogba all finding their mojo once again under the new boss, a rousing encounter could be well on the cards when Manchester United makes the trip to Emirates Stadium for the imminent cup game.
What's the current form of Arsenal in contrast to Manchester United's?
Arsenal approaches the FA Cup tie on the back of a convincing victory over Chelsea. Prior to the London derby, the Gunners had only two wins in their last three games with the remaining matches ending in two draws and a defeat.
Their lackluster display was also seen across the last 10 encounters where they have managed five wins, four losses and a draw. Arsenal's efficiency in front of goals which has amassed 17 goals is also nearly nullified by a frail defense system that has seen it concede 14 times across the last 10 outings.
Nonetheless, that cannot be said of a Manchester United side whose rejuvenation has seen it score 24 times while conceding 10 in its last 10 matches. The Red Devils are momentarily on a seven-game unbeaten run and have only been on the losing end twice in its last 10 games in all competitions.
Team news: Who is injured and/or suspended for Arsenal vs Manchester United?
Arsenal will be without full-back Hector Bellerin in Friday's encounter. The Spaniard is expected to be laid off for a lengthy period after picking up a knee injury against Chelsea on Saturday. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Rob Holding, and Danny Welbeck are all sidelined with respective fitness issues.
For Manchester United, only midfielder Marouane Fellaini will be amiss as he is yet to recover from a foot injury.
Head-to-head record of Manchester United vs Arsenal
The last meeting between the two clubs ended in a 2-2 draw back in December 2018. In all, both clubs have met 228 times with Manchester United leading in the number of wins with 98. Arsenal has managed 82 while the remaining 48 have been draws.
Players to watch in Arsenal vs Manchester United
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 14 goals and three assists
Alexandre Lacazette: Eight goals and five assists
Paul Pogba: Eight goals and seven assists
Marcus Rashford: Eight goals and six assists
Anthony Martial: Eight goals and one assist.
Broadcast information for Arsenal vs Manchester United
In USA, the FA Cup clash between Arsenal and Manchester United can be streamed live on ESPN.
In UK, BBC One and BBC Sport Live will show the game live. Audio streaming will be available on BBC iPlayer (audio).
Arsenal vs Manchester United Broadcast Information
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 2
India: SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD
Malaysia: Astro Go, Astro Supersport 4
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Select, Ziggo Sport 14
Nigeria: SuperSport 5 Africa, SuperSport 5 Nigeria
Portugal: Sport TV1
United Kingdom: BBC iPlayer, BBC One, BBC Sport Live
United States: ESPN+