Arsenal will be looking to build on their 2-0 win over Chelsea in the league last weekend when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup tomorrow.
The Gunners will be facing an opponent high in confidence with interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having won all seven of his matches in charge of the Red Devils.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery will, though, be without Hector Bellerin. The club have now confirmed that the right-back will miss the rest of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The Spaniard will have surgery on his left knee and he will be out of action for up to nine months. Bellerin will join Danny Welbeck (ankle) and Rob Holding (knee) who are both out for the long term.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan could, however, return to face United. The 30-year-old was expected to return to training this week, but it is not known whether he’ll be ready play at the Emirates tomorrow after a month out due to a broken metatarsal.
United, meanwhile, have five players currently on the treatment table. Marcus Rashford suffered a knock to his knee during the closing stages of the 2-1 win against Brighton. He is a slight doubt for the game.
Luke Shaw missed the win over the Seagulls due to illness but could be fit to face the Gunners. Marcos Rojo (knock), Chris Smalling (foot) and Marouane Fellaini (calf) remain out of contention.
The bookmakers have Arsenal as slight favourites for the game. They are 8/5 at Betfred with a draw best priced at 13/5 with Unibet. A United victory is 7/4 at Bet365.
Arsenal’s Predicted XI To Face Manchester United:
Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Torreira, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Ramsey, Lacazette, Aubameyang
United’s Predicted XI:
De Gea, Young, Jones, Lindelof, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Martial
Predicted Score – 1-1 and replay