SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United looks on during the warm-up before the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini expects a challenge from an in-form Arsenal ahead of tonight’s Premier League game

Jose Mourinho’s side find themselves eighth in the standings following their disappointing 2-2 draw at Southampton on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have gone 19 games without defeat and secured a stunning 4-2 comeback derby win over rivals Tottenham on Sunday.

On the back of winning their last three games, confidence will high at Arsenal and Fellaini is aware of the challenge that awaits United.

The Belgian scored a stoppage-time winner at Old Trafford in April when the two sides last met.

“The demands are the same for both teams,” Fellaini told United Review.

“It was a good win [last season]. I think it will be another good game at Old Trafford against good opponents, tough opponents, so I’m looking forward to the match.

”It will be a real test to play against a good team who are doing well. It’s a challenge for us as well. I think it will be a great game.“

United will have to make do without former Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez and defender Victor Lindelof due to injuries, while Ashley Young is suspended.

Nine other players are doubts for tonight’s game in Manchester, which includes Romelu Lukaku and Luke Shaw.