Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes that the upcoming Premier League clash with Manchester United is a must-win for both teams in the race for a top-four finish.
Arsenal legend Merson spoke about the all-important league clash between the two Premier League giants while he was doing his punditry work for popular media channel Sky Sports.
According to him, whoever loses the game will drop out of the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Arsenal hosts Manchester United hoping to secure a win that will take them back into the top four and above their opponents.
The Gunners were in the top four before a 1-1 away draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby last Saturday gave Manchester United the opportunity to seal a place in the Champions League places via a 3-2 home win over relegation battlers Southampton.
The Gunners’ six-match unbeaten run ended in midweek when they were beaten 3-1 by hosts Rennes in the first leg of their last 16 Europa League tie.
Arsenal took the lead through Alex Iwobi before they went on to concede three goals after Gunners defender Sokratis Papasthathopoulos was sent off in the first half.
Unai Emery would be hoping that his players can shake off that defeat to record a big win over Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.