Five key statistics ahead of Manchester United versus Arsenal

Five key statistics ahead of Manchester United versus Arsenal

Although the game doesn’t carry the same title deciding edge as it did in the heyday of the Sir Alex Ferguson/Arsene Wenger rivalry, Manchester United v Arsenal still represents one of the most hotly anticipated games of the Premier League season.

Arsenal sit fourth in the table, two points behind leaders Liverpool, while United, who have struggled to find much rhythym under Jose Mourinho, are six points further back in sixth.

Here are five stats to feast on before the match:

1. Arsenal haven’t won a league match at Old Trafford for over 10 years

The last time Manchester United lost at home to the Gunners in the league was on September 17th 2006, ten years and two months ago.

Emmanuel Adebayor scored the winning goal for Arsenal that day in the 86th minute of the match. Arsenal would then beat United at home in the reverse fixture, but the Red Devils went on to win the league as Arsenal finished fourth.

Theo Walcott is the only Arsenal current squad member to survive from that team. Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick played for United.

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