Kicnking off at 11:30 GMT, Arsenal host Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in Premier League week 34 crucial game for both teams who are aspiring to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
The two managers Mikel Arteta and Ralf Rangnick have announced the matchday squad, with only one player of Nigerian descent making the cut.
Hale End Academy product Miguel Azeez has earned his fourth consecutive call-up for a Premier League game. But he starts on the bench just as was the case against Brighton & Hove, Southampton and Chelsea.
Azeez has been promoted to the Arsenal first team on a temporary basis as a result of the unavailability of holding midfielder Thomas Partey who is all but out for the season after suffering a thigh injury in the defeat to Crystal Palace after the international break.
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In central midfield, Arteta has given the nod to Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny, with the duo retaining their places after starring in their last outing against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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Manchester United wonderkid Shola Shoretire was on U23 duties on Friday evening, so has been left out of the squad to face Arsenal, despite being involved in the penultimate training session on Thursday.
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The fight for the Champions League ticket currently involves four teams; Tottenham Hotspur are fourth with 57 points, same number as Arsenal who have a lesser goal difference, Manchester United are in sixth place with 54 points and West Ham United are seventh with 52 points.
Arsenal starting XI : Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Elneny, Xhaka, Odegaard; Saka, Nketiah, Smith Rowe.
Manchester United starting XI : De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles; McTominay, Matic; Elanga, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo.