Manchester United take on Arsenal on Sunday afternoon in one of the Premier League season’s biggest fixtures. Always a fantastic spectacle, this edition of the rivalry will be David Moyes’ first as United manager, and he will be hoping to continue Sir Alex Ferguson’s good record against Arsenal.
Here’s all the stats you need to know about today's clash at Old Trafford:
Arsenal have won 9 of their last 10 away matches in the Premier League, and haven’t lost away in all competitions since the start of the season.
Manchester United have won 8 of their last 9 home matches against Arsenal in all competitions, including an 8-2 hammering at the start of the 2011/12 season.
In their last 6 matches against each other, Arsenal have won just 1, with United winning 4.
Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud has managed 5 goals and 4 assists so far this season, with United’s Robin van Persie scoring 6 and assisting 2.
In 23 games against an Arsene Wenger side, David Moyes has won just 3.
Under Wenger, Arsenal have scored 48 goals against Moyes’ Everton. More than any other side.
Manchester United have drawn 2 of their 5 home fixtures so far this season. Manchester United didn’t draw at home at all in the previous two seasons.
Manchester United have drawn 0-0 twice so far this season. Manchester United didn’t draw 0-0 at all in the previous two seasons.
Robin van Persie has scored in all of his games against Arsenal since joining Manchester United from the Gunners.
Arsenal are 8 points ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League table. United are 8th, while Arsenal are top.
There have been 3 or more goals in 5 of United’s last 6 Premier League games.
Aaron Ramsey has 6 Premier League goals so far this season - the same number as Robin van Persie.
Arsenal haven’t failed to score so far this season.
Stats via WhoScored.com
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