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Arsenal take on Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford as the Premier League leaders face the Premier League champions.

Manager Arsene Wenger has ‘demanded hunger' from his players on Sunday.

Wenger said: "What is most important is that we trust in our quality and show the resilience and the hunger to achieve what we can achieve."

Wenger also admitted it would be ‘strange’ without Sir Alex Ferguson in the dugout at Old Trafford on Sunday – the United boss retired last season after 26 years in charge.

"It will be a new [experience], because for the past 17 years it was the case [that we were opponents]. It will be a bit strange," said Wenger.

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Midfielder and top scorer Aaron Ramsey has ‘rejected’ Wayne Rooney’s claim that Arsenal can’t win the title this term.

“Our biggest problem over the last few seasons has been starting off well. But we’ve managed to do that this season. If we get ourselves into a strong position then our ability to get as many points as we can in the run-in has been second to none,” explained the Welshman.

“We had a fantastic run-in last season and, after the disappointment of the opening game of the season, we managed to build on that.”

Ramsey also told critics to ‘judge’ Arsenal at Christmas.

"If we can do that now and keep it going up until Christmas then we know that we have the ability to compete,” he added.

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In team news, both Mathieu Flamini and Jack Wilshere are expected to be fit to face United this weekend. The boss revealed both were expected to train today ahead of the game.

In transfer news, rumours have emerged that Arsenal will ‘target’ Javier Hernandez in January after the Mexican known as Chicharito called for more action at United.

Meanwhile, Juventus have ‘ruled out’ the sale of Fernando Llorente who has been linked with a move to the Emirates in January.

"The player is not for sale, he has never been for sale, and he remains with us,” said Giuseppe Marotta.

“There is great confidence in the boy, he is reaching top condition. We are very happy with him and with his progress.”

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