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Arsenal vs. Manchester United: Another ‘Super Sunday’ in the premier league

Arsenal vs. Manchester United

The Premier League is gearing up for another exciting clash as Arsenal takes on Manchester United. Both teams have had a decent start to the season, making this match one to watch. Despite a slight hiccup, Manchester United has rebounded with two wins, earning six points from their first three games. On the other hand, Arsenal remains unbeaten in three matches, with their last game ending in a 2-2 draw against Fulham.

Historical Rivalry: Arsenal vs. Manchester United

The Arsenal vs. Manchester United rivalry is one of English football’s most storied matchups, with nearly 200 encounters to date. Out of the 198 meetings between these giants, Manchester United has emerged victorious 84 times, while Arsenal has secured 68 wins. Their battles have often ended in draws, with 46 games finishing without a clear winner.

Arsenal Wins: 68
Draws: 46
Manchester United Wins: 84

Recent Head-to-Head Matches

Looking at their recent clashes provides a glimpse into the competitive nature of this rivalry:

Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United (January 22, 2023): Arsenal pulled off an unexpected victory in this thrilling match, securing a 3-2 win with an injury-time goal by Eddie Nketiah.

Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal (September 4, 2022): Manchester United dominated this match, with Marcus Rashford scoring twice in a comfortable 3-1 win.

Arsenal 3-1 Manchester United (April 23, 2022): Arsenal enjoyed a home victory, breaking a two-year streak, with goals from Nuno Tavares and Bukayo Saka.

Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal (December 2, 2021): After several attempts, Manchester United secured a home win, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes contributing to a 3-2 victory.

Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United (January 30, 2021): This game ended in a rare goalless draw, a testament to the strong defenses of both teams.

Team Updates

Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu is back after serving a suspension, and Gabriel Jesus may feature after returning from injury.

Manchester United’s Raphael Varane is sidelined with an injury, but Sergio Reguillon and Altay Bayındır are available. Rasmus Hojlund could make his debut after recovering from a back problem.

Read also: How Bukayo Saka became one of Arsenal’s brightest stars

Match Facts

Arsenal has won four and drawn one of their last five home league games against Manchester United, including the last two.

The Gunners aim to secure three consecutive home league wins against the Red Devils for the first time since 1991.

Manchester United has lost five of their last nine top-flight meetings with Arsenal.

Arsenal has lost just two of their last 24 Premier League home games.

Manchester United has won six of their last seven Premier League games.

Bruno Fernandes has been in good form, scoring three goals in his last five Premier League appearances for Manchester United.

Marcus Rashford played a pivotal role in Manchester United’s victories against Arsenal last season, being directly involved in four of their five league goals.