Marouane ‘Elbows‘ Fellaini is hoping to avenges United’s FA Cup defeat at the hands of Arsenal earlier this year.

The FA Cup quarter final saw Arsenal win at Old Trafford for the first time in a decade and the Gunners will be aiming to end a similarly unwanted league record at the so-called ‘Theatre of Dreams’.

Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini (R) vies with Arsenal's French midfielder Francis Coquelin (L) during the FA Cup quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on March 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF
Manchester United’s Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini (R) vies with Arsenal’s French midfielder Francis Coquelin (L) during the FA Cup quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on March 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF

Speaking to the United programme ahead of the game, Elbows said “We want to avenge that defeat now.

“It will be a good game for the supporters. Everyone knows that Arsenal have quality players like Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Özil and Jack Wilshere. So we have to be careful, but we have good quality players too.

“Of course, there’s Danny Welbeck as well [at Arsenal]. He was born here and will always have the right to receive a nice welcome.”

A win is significantly more important for United in terms of the league table and finishing positions but even should they grab all three points, they will still need Arsenal to drop points against Sunderland or West Brom, both set to be played at the Emirates, if they are to finish above them and in the automatic Champions League places.

For Arsenal, the result is more about continuing to show they have improved against the big boys away from home and that they can go toe-to-toe when faced with an adversary they have struggled with in the past.

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It’s set to be an intriguing tie with only one thing certain – Marouane Fellaini’s elbows will make contact with at least one Arsenal man’s face.

Will the referee deal with it?