Arsenal winning against Manchester United isn’t that rare but facing them is never a walk in the park… well almost never.
Since Woolwich Arsenal and Newton Heath first played each other in October 1894, we’ve won 82 games to the Red Devils’ 96. We’ve only drawn 47.
When Arsene Wenger came to north London in 1996, the Frenchman found it hard to beat our Premier League rivals and has gone on to lose 25 out of 56 clashes, winning only 18. They’re definitely been an Achilles heel, which was only made weaker when Jose Mourinho moved up north.
The former Chelsea coach has only lost twice to Wenger. Although one of those was last time we faced each other in May at the Emirates. We won that match comfortably with goals from Granit Xhaka and former Red Devil, Danny Welbeck.
Let’s hope for a repeat performance on Saturday.
Here, in no particular order, are some more of Arsenal’s other best wins against United.
1. March 2015: 1-2
Despite winning the FA Cup the previous season, most Gooners weren’t feeling too optimistic when we were drawn against United in the sixth round in 2014/15. Especially as it was set to take place at Old Trafford.
However, an early goal from Nacho Monreal gave the Gunners the lead and despite Wayne Rooney leveling the score four minutes later, Danny Welbeck netted Arsenal’s second after the hour-mark. Even the former United striker couldn’t contain his celebration.
Off to Wembley we went.