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Arsenal vs Manchester United: Five key battles (1)

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Arsenal and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head at the Emirates tomorrow evening in a crunch Premier League showdown. 

Both sides will be desperate to secure all three points in north London as they look to gain momentum after disappointing starts to the campaign.

Sixth and seventh in the league 

In fact, only one point separates Arsenal and Manchester United after the first 11 fixtures, so the duo will be looking to climb the league table in the near future. 

And, there's no doubt about it, goals are expected tomorrow evening, with an array of attacking talent set to take to the pitch. The likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Angel di Maria, Danny Welbeck, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez could all start in the clash. 

The return 

Welbeck and Van Persie, of course, will be coming up against their former clubs and will be desperate to prove their credentials. 


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It will certainly prove a big day for the defenders in both sides as they look to stop the top-class forwards. Both Arsenal and United have struggled in the defensive department throughout the campaign, but will be hoping to make amends at the Emirates. 

But where will the game be won and lost? Well, we're going to take a look. Here are five key battles ahead of Arsenal's clash with Manchester United...

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