Manchester United will be keen to bounce back from the weekend’s disappointing draw against Fulham against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this evening.
The point made it just seven from eighteen available in the Premier League in 2014, and left them a massive fifteen behind leaders Chelsea.
Defensive duo Phil Jones and Jonny Evans will both miss the game with calf injuries, while midfielder Marouane Fellaini remains side-lined with a groin problem.
Top scorer Robin van Persie, who has scored seven goals in his last eight league appearances is in line for his second return to the Emirates since moving to Old Trafford in August 2012.
The Dutch international, who scored 132 goals in eight years with the Gunners, netted the winner when the sides met at Old Trafford in November, while he also grabbed the equaliser from the penalty spot in the 1-1 draw in last season’s corresponding fixture.
United currently sit in seventh place, nine points off fourth place Liverpool, who face Fulham at Craven Cottage this evening.
Tottenham Hotspur, who are fifth, six points ahead of David Moyes’ men travel to Newcastle United with sixth place Everton welcoming Crystal Palace to Goodison Park.