Arsenal will be hoping to put an end to a ten-game winless run at Old Trafford in the Premier League when they face Manchester United on Saturday. Since Emanuel Adebayor's late winner in 2006, the London club has only picked up two points away from home against United in the Premier League.

A win for Arsenal could see them leap-frog

Last season's fixture saw a heavily depleted United win 3-2 with two goals from teenage striker Marcus Rashford, and a repeat on Saturday would see United go above Spurs into fifth place in the table. A win for Arsenal, however, would see them leap-frog Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool to the top of the table and boost their title credentials.

Arsene Wenger is yet to beat Jose Mourinho in a league fixture since the Portuguese manager first arrived in English football with Chelsea in 2004. He could be helped however by the news that United could be lining up without any of their first choice back four. Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, and Chris Smalling will all be missing through injury, whilst left-back Luke Shaw faces a late fitness test.

Alongside a makeshift back four, United will also be without their top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish striker picked up his fifth booking of the season in last weeks 3-1 win over Swansea and is serving a one-match suspension.

England's record goalscorer

Captain Wayne Rooney who withdrew from the England squad with a knee injury will be hoping to be fit and to add to his impressive goal tally against Arsenal.

Since his debut for Everton, England's record goalscorer has scored 14 goals against Wenger's team and is the the top scorer for United in this fixture with 12 goals.

Arsenal is boosted by the news that Alexis Sanchez came through unscathed from Chile's 3-1 win over Uruguay in the South American World Cup Qualifiers. It was feared the forward could be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury but will arrive back in England on Thursday hoping to add to his six league goals this season. One key player missing for the Gunners will be Spanish full-back Hector Bellerin who picked up an injury late in his countries 2-2 draw with England on Tuesday.