It’s first against third in the Premier League on Sunday, as table-topping Arsenal welcome upwardly-mobile Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium.
With a game in hand, the Gunners find themselves eight points clear of Erik ten Hag’s side, while second-place Manchester City remain a persistent threat.
strengthen their grip on the title race, but the Red Devils can move to within five points of the leaders with victory in North London.
Mikel Arteta’s side head into this clash on the back of an impressive 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, as they dominated their bitter rivals in their own backyard.
Arsenal have now avoided defeat in each of their previous 12 Premier League matches, clinching 10 wins and two draws along the way.
When you look at the bigger picture, the Gunners have only lost one of their 18 league games this term – cementing their status as the top side in the division.
That said, Arteta’s men were held to a goalless draw by Newcastle United earlier this month. Can Man Utd go one better than Newcastle and leave the Emirates with all three points?
The Red Devils carried a nine-game winning streak into their clash with Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
However, they were forced to settle for a point at Selhurst Park.
Bruno Fernandes gave United the lead on the stroke of half time, but Michael Olise scored a stunning free kick in second-half stoppage time to snatch a draw for the Eagles.
Still, Ten Hag’s men have only lost one of their previous 12 Premier League encounters – picking up eight wins and three draws in the process.
Having suffered a solitary defeat in their last 20 matches across all competitions, Man Utd will fancy their chances of frustrating title-chasing Arsenal on Sunday.
Man Utd are the only team to have beaten Arsenal in the Premier League this season, claiming a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford back in September.
It is also worth noting that Arsenal have only managed to win one of their previous four league meetings with the Red Devils, suffering two defearts in that time.
Team news: Arsenal are still without long-term injury absentee Gabriel Jesus, while Mohamed Elneny and Reiss Nelson are also sidelined.
Man Utd will be without the suspended Casemiro on Sunday, with Diogo Dalot and Anthony Martial expected to be absent due to injury.
Up to now, Arsenal have been the best team in the Premier League this season. But there is no denying that United are growing into the campaign.