[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE]
Arsenal will be less than full strength up front, but Manager Arsene Wenger
says the Gunners will be
out to attack Manchester United when they meet at Old Trafford on Wednesday in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal series (TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, 2:30 pm ET).
, who scored four goals last week against Liverpool, is cup-tied, having played earlier in the competition for Zenit St. Petersburg, and
Dutchman Robin van Persie
, who had a goal and assist in Arsenal's 3-0 win over Villarreal two weeks ago, is injured.
"We will go there with
belief," Wenger said of the trip to Old Trafford. "We will go there like we do everywhere in Europe to try to score and win."
Arsenal's attack has been on fire in recent weeks,
scoring 14 goals in five games.
United, which scored five goals in 22 minutes on Saturday against Tottenham, should be close to full strength. It will be only missing captain Gary Neville
The game will mark the 800th appearance for Ryan Giggs
with Manchester United.
don't come much bigger than a Champions League semifinal at Old Trafford," the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year said, "and I am looking forward to it, but I am more
interested in beating Arsenal rather than the 800th appearance." Probable lineups: Manchester United:
1-van der Sar; 22-O'Shea, 5-Ferdinand, 15-Vidic, 3-Evra; 8-Anderson, 16-Carrick, 11-Giggs; 7-Cristiano Ronaldo,
9-Berbatov, 10-Rooney. Arsenal:
l-Almunia; 27-Eboue, 5-Toure, 20-Djourou, 40-Gibbs; 14-Walcott, 17-Song, 8-Nasri, 4-Fabregas; 25-Adebayor,
Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark).