Arsene Wenger has stated that a win against Manchester United will put Arsenal in a strong position in the Premier League title run-in.
Arsenal are third in the league table behind leaders Leicester City and second placed Tottenham Hotspur.
In the reverse fixture, Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners at the Emirates.
Speaking ahead of Sunday's game, Wenger told reporters in Friday's press conference that Arsenal will not relent at this crucial stage of the season.
“It is a special place and it is always a special fixture for any side,” he said.
“If we win it puts us in a strong position but there is still a long way to go.”
“We work hard for this period of the season.
“It is where you show your quality.”
Wenger stated that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for a few weeks and he is undecided on Gabriel Paulista's availability.
“We lost Chamberlain on Tuesday.
“His injury is quite serious and keeps him out for a few weeks.
“He’s seeing a knee specialist.
“Gabriel has a test today and tomorrow and then we will see if he is available for the game," Wenger added.
“We still need to be cautious with Welbeck too.”
Wenger went on to give thumbs up on the choice of Gianni Infantino as UEFA's candidate for the FIFA presidency, but stated that a lot still needs to be done in FIFA.
"UEFA have presented a good candidate in Gianni Infantino but election won’t change a lot."
“Clarity and honesty are needed in the organisation. We have to restore credibility.”Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN