Arsenal may be favourites for Sunday’s game against Manchester United, but the Arsenal boss knows that it takes something ‘special’ to get a win up there.

With only one win in the last ten years’ worth of Premier League matches at Old Trafford, Arsenal are taking nothing for granted – even with United’s injury crisis in full flow.

For a long time there has been a mental element as to why Arsenal couldn’t win at United but they no doubt received a massive boost by the FA Cup win last season as well as how they thrashed United at the Emirates earlier in this one.

“If you look all the titles of Manchester United, to beat them at Old Trafford it needs to always be special,” Wenger said.

“They have never won many more games than us away from home in their whole history. There are a lot of ingredients [for success] in there.

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger arrives for the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on May 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS
This time? (PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

“We had a good performance against them in October. I think we took them a little bit by surprise and we played at a high pace from the start and closed down well early on. We need to play at that pace again because our game is based on pace and speed, and if we don’t have that I don’t see how we can win there.

“We have to raise our level at the right moment. You want to raise your level and after, individually, the players will benefit from that. When we attack well, Alexis will be very dangerous so we have to focus on attacking well together.

“After that it’s important to remember that we worked very hard to be in this position. At half time against Leicester, we were eight points behind Leicester. Today we are two points behind. We have to take advantage of that.”

Arsenal know that they need nothing less than a win with Leicester picking up yet another three points on Saturday and extending their league lead to five points once again.

With Tottenham kicking off at the same time as Arsenal, it will be a race to see who manages to keep up with the Foxes.

Let it be us, Arsenal! For once, let it be us.