The Manchester United goalkeeper has kept 17 clean sheets this season and another against the Gunners would take him out of the reach of Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois, who has 14 with three matches left, and Hugo Lloris, of Tottenham Hotspur, with 13 clean sheets to go.
And the Brazilian will aim to increase the pressure on Sunday.
Courtois and Lloris are still in the picture but can only claim a share of the award if De Gea fails to keep another clean sheet and they do not concede themselves in any of their remaining matches.
|MW36||ARS (H)||WHU (A)||SWA 0-1 CHE||WAT (H)|
|MW37||BHA (A)||HUD (H)||LIV (H)||WBA (A)|
|WHU (A)||BHA (H)||HUD (H)||NEW (H)|
|MW38||WAT (H)||SOU (A)||NEW (A)||LEI (H)|