Premier League In Focus – Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview

When? Saturday 2nd December, 17:30 (UK)

Where? Emirates Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Arsenal & Manchester United -

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Arsenal W2, Manchester United W1, D2
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Arsenal W13, Manchester United W22, D15
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Arsenal W82, Manchester United W96, D47

These two Premier League ever-presents have played 50 times since 1992 and Manchester United have won 44% of all those previous encounters.

In the last five league matches this season, both teams have won four and lost one, while they both come into this tie having won their last three successive league fixtures.

Arsenal have now won their past 12 home Premier League games in a row (six this season and six at the tail end of last season).

Arsenal have had the fourth most amount of shots in the Premier League this season with 237 while Manchester United are fifth in the charts with 203 efforts from their first 14 games of the season.

Alexander Lacazette is Arsenal’s top goalscorer in the Premier League with seven goals; the French international has scored 25% of the Gunners’ league goals this season.

After his two goals off the bench on Wednesday night, Oliver Giroud has scored 16 Premier League goals as a substitute - the fourth highest tally in Premier League history.

Arsenal have scored 28 goals in the Premier League this season after 14 matches - an average of two goals per game.

Manchester United are the second most efficient team in front of goal in the Premier League this season; they require an average of 6.3 shots before scoring a goal.

Manchester United have scored 32 goals and conceded just eight in the Premier League this term, and their goal difference of +24 is their best at this stage of a top-flight campaign since 2000-01 when they won the title (+26).

Romelu Lukaku made his 200th Premier League appearance in the 4-2 win over Watford on Tuesday, and he has scored 93 goals during that period.

Ashley Young scored his first Premier League double for Manchester United on Tuesday. The last time he managed that goalscoring feat was back in 2006 when he was a Watford player (vs Fulham).

Manchester United have failed to score in two of their seven Premier League fixtures away from Old Trafford. On the road this season they average 1.71 goals per game.

Manchester United have attempted to dribble past their opponents the most times per game in the Premier League this season, with 19.86.

MEMORABLE MEETING The early 2000’s saw some titanic clashes between the two sides and the 2004-05 season was no different. Manchester United would take all three points after a 4-2 win at Highbury but it is arguably a fixture more remembered for the confrontation between Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane before the game.