Arsenal remain the only Premier League side with a perfect start after five games-their best start since 2004 and that record would be put to test this weekend at Old Trafford as they face Manchester United who seem to have found their mojo since the victory against bitter rivals-Liverpool two weeks ago and have gone to with three straight matches. Nicklas Bendtner believes it will be a true test of Arsenal’s mettle commences tomorrow’s afternoon at Old Trafford, as an improving Manchester United side welcome the Gunners to the Theatre of Dreams.

Erik ten Hag’s side ran out narrow 1-0 winners over Leicester City on Thursday night, while the Gunners continued their winning streak with a 2-1 success over Aston Villa a day earlier. Jadon Sancho’s finish on the 23-minute mark secured a third Premier League win on the bounce for Manchester United, who are seeking to consign their torrid start to the season to history, and the defensive nous that Ten Hag’s side demonstrated on Thursday was a pleasant sight for the travelling fans of the Red Devils.

Three consecutive wins over Liverpool, Southampton and now Leicester have lifted Man United up to fifth in the table with nine points gleaned from the opening 15 on offer, but a mere five goals is the lowest tally out of any team in the top half. Ten Hag may have spent all of Thursday preparing his players for battle in Leicester, but the Red Devils hierarchy continued to work behind the scenes until the 11pm transfer deadline and officially welcomed Antony and Martin Dubravka to Old Trafford ahead of the visit of Arsenal.

Seeking to find the back of the net in a Premier League home fixture for the eighth game in a row, Man United ought to pay no attention to the fact that they have suffered three consecutive top-flight defeats in games played on a Sunday, even if Arsenal have been a different beast so far.