5. Alexis Sanchez:
The last time The Gunners hosted Manchester United, Alexis Sanchez handed in a quick 13 minute brace en route to a memorable 3-0 win for Arsene Wenger’s men. Quite a few things have changed since then, with Manchester United’s appointment of Jose Mourinho and the uncertainty surrounding the future of Arsenal’s Chilean forward being two of the most notable.
Alexis’ next assist (if it ever comes) will be his 10th League assist of the season; something he’s only ever achieved on one other occasion in his entire European career, while his next League goal (if we ever get to see one) will be his 20th of the season; something the Chilean has never done before and something which hasn’t been done by any Arsenal players since the departure of Robin van Persie.
With both of the teams set to be involved on Sunday’s game still hoping for a lucky break to let them back into the top-four positions, we expect all the players selected to give their all; something which Alexis Sanchez is typically known for doing.
4. Harry Kane:
Since his return from injury, Harry Kane has scored or assisted in every single game he’s played. His last goal (a penalty against Arsenal) put him on 21 League goals for the season; just three behind the EPL’s current top scorer, Romelu Lukaku, even though he’s started eight fewer games than the Belgian. The striker keeps going from strength to strength and will be amply motivated for another clash against West Ham United; whom he scored twice, the last time both teams met.
With Tottenham’s title challenge on the line, some more goals for Kane here will help keep his team in contention and help close in on Romelu Lukaku and his own personal best EPL goal return, which stands at 25 goals.