Arsenal vs Manchester United: 5 key battles to watch out for

Taylor Byrd
December 2, 2017

With Manchester City eight points clear of their neighbours and twelve ahead of the fourth-placed Gunners, defeat for either club at the Emirates could be a fatal blow if City maintain their unbeaten start to the season with victory at home to West Ham on Sunday.

The 29-year-old is often accused of not turning up in big games but he was the star of the show in the 2-0 win over Tottenham in the North London derby. Four points and two places separate the fierce rivals but, despite their lowlier league position, Arsenal are favourites given their home advantage and the fact they haven't lost to United during Mourinho's reign. It is just the game, it is Arsenal.

"I play a game at a time and that is the way to do it", Mourinho told reporters on Friday. We don't think how many points we are in front of them, how many points we are behind the leader.

"Is just the game, is Arsenal, we don't think about how many points behind, is just Arsenal, is hard enough for us to be focused on other things. We focus on this".

Mourinho was asked if he was more like McEnroe, and that Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger the equivalent of Borg.

'It was physical and technical so I always loved it.

"It depends what you think about risk", he said.

"I think Arsenal have a great chance of beating them if they turn up and that's the question". "When you see him play, one thing you can not question is the way he wants to play for the team".

"My goalkeeper needs to know what to do when his team has the ball, how to attack, and my striker needs to know how to defend and what to do, this is simple, for me is simple".

During Tuesday night's 4-2 Premier League victory over Watford at Vicarage Road, Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic left the pitch after 54 minutes to be replaced by Ander Herrera.

Marouane Fellaini (muscular), Eric Bailly (groin/hip), Phil Jones (thigh) and Michael Carrick (heart condition) are also missing for the match. "Let's see the feeling before the match, let's see the warm up, I hope he can (play)".

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