United to make changes for Arsenal game

Manchester United will take to the Emirates pitch to applause from the Arsenal players and staff after the Gunners confirmed that they will give a guard of honour to the new Premier League Champions ahead of Sunday’s game.

Top scorer Robin Van Persie will return to his former stomping ground for the first time since joining United back in August, and will be keen to add to his 24 league goals as he looks to become only the second player to have won the Premier League Golden Boot in successive years with different clubs.

Alan Shear was first to achieve the remarkable feat with Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United back in the 1990’s.

The club will be keen to take all three points, as four wins from their final four games will secure a highest ever number of points in a Premier League season; one more than Chelsea’s record of 95 in the 2004/05 campaign.

Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand are expected to return to the heart of the defence, with Phil Jones possibly moving into midfield.

A number of fringe players are also expected to feature, including Tom Cleverley, Nani, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck, so Van Persie may even begin the game on the bench.

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