Arsenal encounters at Old Trafford rarely fail to entertain.
From Arsenal's league-winning match in 2002, courtesy of a Sylvain Wiltord winner, to United's 6-1 demolition of The Gunners in 2001, Old Trafford has hosted its fair share of nail-biting encounters between the two bitter rivals.
However, after a turbulent summer, Arsenal seem set to continue the new season worse than where they left off the last one.
Ex-captain and iconic playmaker Cesc Fabregas is now plying his trade at boyhood club Barcelona, while midfield maestro Samir Nasri looks has departed for the Eastlands and Manchester City. Arsenal’s glaring defensive frailties do not seem to have been addressed either, as Arsene Wenger seems to have ignored fans’ chants pleading to 'spend some money' on seasoned professionals.
In great contrasting style, the champions have done anything but rest on their newfound record as England’s most successful domestic team, as they look to find a way past European champions Barcelona. With an experienced lineup, abetted by some recognisable signings, it seems United are on a mission to recapture their crown.
Is there any hope at all then for Wenger's depleted side? Can the Gunners find a way past Sir Alex Ferguson's champions?
Here is a video slideshow showing five things Arsenal must do to cause an upset and grab an unlikely 3-point win at the Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford.