This coming weekend, two of the biggest teams in Premier League history clash at the Emirates Stadium in London.
High-flying Arsenal will attempt to continue their quest to hunt down the Premier League title against their fierce rivals Manchester United in what should be a cracking game.
The two teams have had a long rivalry in England’s top flight and that rivalry was given added impetus during the reigns of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s and beyond.
They are two of the most successful Premier League sides of all-time and while both have fallen on tougher times of late, there is hope that under their current managers, they can develop into perennial title challengers once again.
Both teams have enjoyed relatively solid starts to the season, winning two games while Arsenal drew the other while United lost their opening away game at Tottenham.
So before we check on the latest odds for this game with bet365 Sport, let’s first check out how the two teams match up.
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Games Played – 238
Arsenal Wins – 87
Manchester United Wins – 101
Draws – 50
Last Ten Games
DateHomeScoreAwayHome ScorersAway Scorers22/01/23Arsenal3-2Manchester UnitedNketiah 24,90 Saka 53,Rashford 17, Martinez 5904/09/22Manchester United3-1ArsenalAntony 35, Rashford 66,75Saka 6023/04/22Arsenal3-1Manchester UnitedTavares 3, Saka 32(p), Xhaka 70Ronaldo 3402/12/21Manchester United3-2ArsenalFernandes 44, Ronaldo 55,70(p)Smith-Rowe 13, Odegaard 5430/01/21Arsenal0-0Manchester United 01/11/20Manchester United0-1Arsenal Aubameyang 69(p)01/01/20Arsenal2-0Manchester UnitedPepe 8, Papastathopoulos 43 30/09/19Manchester United1-1ArsenalMcTominay 45Aubameyang 5810/03/19Arsenal2-0Manchester UnitedXhaka 12, Aubameyang 69(p) 25/01/19Arsenal1-3Manchester UnitedAubameyang 43Sanchez 31, Lingaard 33, Martial 82
Trends & Facts
Both teams have scored in all the last four between the two.
There has been over 2.5 AND over 3.5 goals scored in the last four games between the two.
The away team has won just two of the last ten games in this fixture.
Bukayo Saka has scored in his last three games v Manchester United.
Marcus Rashford has scored in his last two games against Arsenal
Famous Players To Have Played for Both Teams
Robin Van Persie
Top 5 Classic Clashes
1979 – FA Cup Final – Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United
Two goals from Brian Talbot and Frank Stapleton had put Arsenal in a commanding lead with just three minutes remaining on the clock. The late Gordon McQueen pulled one back from a corner for United and just seconds after that goal, Sammy McIlroy bundled his way into the box to score past Pat Jennings to bring the game level on 88 minutes. However, from the kick off Graham Rix’s deep cross was met by Alan Sunderland at the back post and he prodded home to give Arsenal a last minute win.
1999 – FA Cup Semi Final Replay – Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United (AET)
A dramatic FA Cup semi final replay saw David Beckham score for United before Dennis Bergkamp equalised in the second half. Roy Keane was sent off and then late in the game Peter Schmeichel saved Bergkamp’s penalty to force extra time. Despite being down to ten men, United struck the winner from a mazy run from Ryan Giggs who smashed the ball into the roof of the net to land the win.
2002 – EPL – Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal
Arsene Wenger’s invincibles confirmed their Premier League title with a stunning win over their great rivals at Old Trafford early ion May 2002. Frenchman Sylvain Wiltord scoring the goal which ensured that the Gunners would win the title and eventually do so without losing a game.
2011 – EPL – Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal
Wayne Rooney rattled in a hat-trick as five players scored for United as they imposed a humiliating 8-2 defeat on Arsenal at Old Trafford. Arsene Wenger was sent to the stand in a famous moment from Premier League history.
1990 – League Cup – Arsenal 2-6 Manchester United
Not one of the best-known games perhaps but this Arsenal team was looking very strong under George Graham and was built on a rock solid defence. However iun the Rumbelow Cup Manchester United came to London and emerged with a stunning win to knock the Gunners out of the cup, with Lee Sharpe scoring a hat-trick.
Next Fixture Details
Arsenal v Manchester United
Date – Sunday 3rd September
Venue – Etihad Stadium
Kick Off – 4.30pm
Manager – Mikel Arteta
EPL Record – 5th, P3, 7pts (+2)
Form – WWD
Jurrien Timber is out for the season after sustaining an ACL injury in his first game of the season since signing from Ajax. Ben White will deputise at right back. Gabriel also returned to action as a sub against Fulham and he could be ready to start this weekend.
Gabriel Jesus is another who returned last weekend and he could go into the side ahead of Eddie Nketiah, with Nketiah reported to have picked up a slight knock in the draw with Fulham.
Arsenal Predicted Team & Formation
GKAaron Ramsdale DRBen White DLOlexander Zinchenko DCWilliam Saliba DCGabriel DMCDeclan Rice MCMartin Odegaard MCKai Havertz AMLGabriel Martinelli AMRBukayo Saka ACGabriel Jesus
Manager – Erik Ten Hag
EPL Record – 8th, P3, 6pts (0)
Form – WLW
Manchester United could have Marc Cucurella signed on loan from Chelsea and perhaps Sofyane Amrabat in the squad, if transfer reports are correct. Luke Shaw’s injury has left United short of cover at left back and Cucurella would slot in as a replacement for the England full back.
United will also be without French centre back Raphael Varane who was subbed at half time against Nottingham Forest at the weekend with an injury and he has been ruled out of the trip to London this weekend.
£72m striker Rasmus Hojlund had continued training and is thought to be in contention for at least a spot on the bench this weekend.
Manchester United Predicted Team & Formation
GKAndre Onana DRAaron Wan-Bissaka DLMarc Cucurella DCLisandro Martinez DCVictor Lindelof DMCCasemiro MCChristian Eriksen AMCBruno Fernandes © AMRAntony AMLAlejandro Garnacho ACMarcus Rashford
Current Betting Odds with Bet365 Sport
Arsenal Win – 4/5
Manchester United Win – 10/3
Draw – 11/4
*while correct at the time of writing, these odds from bet365 Sport may change in the run up to the game.
Our 3 Top Tips For Arsenal v Manchester United
Tip 1 – Arsenal to win and both teams to score – 21/10
Tip 2 – Bukayo Saka to score at any time – 21/10
Tip 3 – Arsenal 3-1 Manchester United – Correct Score – 14/1