Romelu Lukaku has changed his pre-match diet and the Daily Mail’s Chris Wheeler believes it’s changed his luck in front of goal. If true, it’s clear what Arsenal need to do on Sunday…

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 06: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides third goal with teammates during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at Parc des Princes on March 06, 2019 in Paris, . (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 06: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides third goal with teammates during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at Parc des Princes on March 06, 2019 in Paris (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Writing in Saturday’s Daily Mail, Wheeler says, “It is understood Lukaku’s change in diet means he has eaten an omelette rather than a heavier pasta dish before the last three games — and ended up scoring two goals in each. It ended a barren run of nine games for the 25-year-old, who was on the scoresheet twice against Crystal Palace, Southampton and then Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.”

Daily Mail 9 March 2019

So, if Arsenal want to stop Lukaku on Sunday they should probably try getting to the Manchester United chef before the game rather than relying on Shkodran Mustafi to do anything besides bundle him over in the box when the ball is already heading away from danger.

You know it will happen.

You’re lying to yourself if you think it won’t.

Heading into this game, Romelu Lukaku has actually lost more games against Arsenal than he has won (8 v 5 with 5 draws, scoring three and assisting five).

Arsenal's German defender Shkodran Mustafi (R) vies with Manchester United's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 2, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS
Arsenal’s German defender Shkodran Mustafi (R) vies with Manchester United’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS

He is yet to score for United against Arsenal in three attempts, a stat that will probably no longer be relevant at 6pm on Sunday.