Jose Mourinho says his Manchester United side will not park the bus in their clash with Arsenal this weekend.
The Red Devils, who sit second in the Premier League have scored just once against top six sides this season.
Both Arsenal and Manchester United are bidding to stay in touch with the leaders Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side are 8 points ahead of United and 12 up on the Gunners.
Mourinho has generally adopted a pragmatic approach when his sides face off against the ‘big six’, particularly away from home.
However, the Portuguese boss has rubbished suggestions he will deploy a similar tactic at the Emirates on Saturday.
‘When we have the ball we are going to attack with 11 players,’ he said (via Metro Sport). ‘Because even the goalkeeper needs to know what to do when we have the ball.’
‘And when Arsenal has the ball we are going to defend with 11 players.’
Asked if that was pragmatic, he continued: ‘It depends what you think about risk. ‘In the beginning of football, the guy that decided to say “defenders” or “attackers”, this guy was bad.’
Arsenal are currently in good form and have been boosted by the news that Alexis Sanchez is set to be fit for the match.
Alexandre Lacazette however, has had no such like – the Frenchman’s ruled out with a hamstring problem.