ARSENAL vs. MANCHESTER UNITED - English Premier League (Round 15)

Jose Mourinho will be desperate to defeat Arsenal

Jose Mourinho will be desperate to defeat Arsenal Credit AFP

The Serbian's form has been lauded by fans and pundits alike, with his all action displays at the base of United's midfield allowing Paul Pogba a greater license to roam forward. Arsenal only really needed a point to seal United's fate, who were poor on the day and offered little threat to a team who had been unbeaten all season away from Highbury. Arsenal is now in the 4th position in the Premier League with 28 points, 12 behind the league leaders Manchester City.

The Red Devils will play 10 games in December as the hectic Christmas schedule returns.

Wayne Rooney (3), Ashley Young (2) and one each from Ji-Sung Park, Nani and Danny Welbeck did the damage, with Theo Walcott and a late consolation from soon to be United player Robin Van Persie giving the scoreline the merest modicum of respectability.

"I don't know if he can play", Mourinho admitted. Lacazette will not be able to help his teammates in a derby as he sustained a groin injury against the Terriers and Wenger substituted him at the start of the second half so that Giroud will serve as the main man in the attack on this one.

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Arsenal and United scored nine goals between them this week, the Gunners romping to a 5-0 win against Huddersfield and Jose Mourinho's side seeing off Watford 4-2.

Victory over Arsenal - unbeaten at home in the Premier League since losing to Watford in January - would not only be another humiliation for Wenger but for Mourinho it would be United's first away win in eight attempts against top-six opposition.

That run includes three draws and four defeats, with just one goal scored by United, leading to claims Mourinho's only objective in the big games is to defend.

Marouane Fellaini (muscular), Eric Bailly (groin/hip), Phil Jones (thigh) and Michael Carrick (heart condition) are also missing for the match.

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