Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that it is Manchester United who face the bigger test on Sunday against Arsenal.

The Gunners have made a dramatic turnaround from their woeful start to the season, where they lost 3-1 to Aston Villa at home. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League fixtures, winning eight and drawing one in the process. Their form has taken them to the top of the table and are currently five points ahead of second placed Chelsea, who are ahead of Liverpool on goal difference.

A win for Arsenal will take them 11 points clear of the Red Devils and is likely to bring a premature end to their league ambitions. United are slowly but surely recovering from a dismal start to the season and are currently unbeaten in eight games in all competitions and will come into the game knowing that they have an enviable record at home against the Gunners. However, Carragher believes that United will be under pressure to keep their title hopes alive while Arsenal will be confident, knowing that they will be top irrespective of the result on Sunday.

"After every big game Arsenal have played this season, the response has been the same - we will really find out what they can do in the next meaningful match,"Carragher told Mail Online.

"Well, they have beaten Borussia Dortmund away, to go with victories over Liverpool, Tottenham and Napoli. Yes, they lost to Dortmund and Chelsea, but I think it just needs to be accepted now that Arsenal are an excellent team and look capable of challenging for trophies. They have another big game on Sunday at Old Trafford but perhaps the focus on what we can hope to learn should be on Manchester United instead.

"In contrast to Arsenal, United have not taken a big scalp for David Moyes yet in the Barclays Premier League. They drew with Chelsea earlier in the campaign before losing to Liverpool and Manchester City but this is a contest in which traditionally they have done well.

"Slowly but surely, United are finding their rhythm under Moyes and they go into the contest on the back of an eight-match unbeaten run. Yet it is not unfair to say Arsenal will be the best side they have faced since losing to West Brom on September 28," he concluded.