United are targeting a first league win at the Emirates Stadium in Sunday's Premier League summit meeting...
Ins and outs: Rio Ferdinand misses the game after being handed a four-game ban for violent conduct against Hull, but fellow centre-back Nemanja Vidic is set to return from a calf injury. John O’Shea and Owen Hargreaves are the Reds’ only other absentees. The home side are likely to be without defender Thomas Vermaelen, who sustained a leg injury against Villa, and striker Eduardo is also out with a hamstring problem. Abou Diaby (calf) and Fran Merida (ankle) are doubtful, while Robin van Persie, Johan Djourou and Kieran Gibbs are long-term casualties.
Star man: Captain and heartbeat of the Arsenal team, Cesc Fabregas is in irresistible form with 14 goals to his name already this season. The classy Spanish midfielder combines technique, vision and energy with a new-found steel and, having recovered from the hamstring injury that has niggled him in recent weeks, the 22-year-old will be Gunners’ driving force on Sunday.
Manager: Arsene Wenger is Arsenal’s most successful manager ever, having picked up three league titles and four FA Cups in his 13-year spell in north London. The Frenchman has enjoyed plenty of ding-dong battles and mind-games with Reds